Challenging Religious Privilege
Join our campaign for an inclusive and secular education system.
We campaign for the law and the administration of justice to be based on equality, respect for human rights, and on objective evidence.
Blasphemy to intimidation, we've always robustly challenged religious threats to free expression.
Public services that are intended for the whole community, especially those funded by public money, should be provided in a secular context.
We campaign on a wide range of topics where religious privilege impacts public life. Including:
For over 150 years we have campaigned for disestablishment, the separation of the C of E and state.
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
British adults strongly oppose religious influence in school admissions, assemblies and RE teaching, an NSS-commissioned poll has found.
Thu, 31 May 2018
Six out of ten adults in the UK believe religion should be kept separate from government policy, according to the Pew Research Centre.
Mon, 23 Apr 2018
The NSS has said policy makers must avoid dividing people by religion after a poll found it is a major source of tension in Britain.
Mon, 09 Apr 2018
More than 18,000 children were sent to faith schools against their parents' preferences in England this year, an NSS analysis has found.
Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The British public considers religious studies one of the least important subjects which secondary schools teach, according to a poll.
New figures show that the BBC is devoting hundreds of hours of programming to religion each year. NSS president Terry Sanderson argues that more of its scarce resources should be spent elsewhere.
Mon, 31 Jul 2017
The overwhelming majority of Britons believe religion should not "influence" politics in the UK, and majorities of all religious believers except Muslims agree.
Mon, 23 May 2016
The ICM poll on 'What British Muslims Really Think' shows clearly that widespread support for Islamic theocracy, not terrorism, is the real, long-term threat to British society, argues Benjamin Jones.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016
Scotland is a mosaic of beliefs and non-beliefs where individuals are free to hold a belief, change it or not have one at all. But it's not hard to see why people are rejecting the organised and politicised aspects of religion, writes Alistair McBay.
Thu, 24 Mar 2016
Is the Church really as poor as it claims? Ed Moore, treasurer of the National Secular Society, considers the extent of the Church of England's considerable wealth.
Tue, 23 Feb 2016