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.
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.
Posted: Wed, 21 Apr 2021
The NSS will support a bill to end a legal exemption allowing religious discrimination against teachers in Northern Ireland.
Posted: Thu, 11 Mar 2021
EasyJet has paid compensation to a woman who was asked to move seats to accommodate the wishes of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men.
Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020
The NSS has written to easyJet after a woman said she was asked to move seats to accommodate other passengers' religious beliefs.
Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020
The government must take "urgent" steps to curb the rise of extremism against Ahmadi Muslims in the UK, a parliamentary group has warned....
Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2020
The government has confirmed businesses won't be able to refuse services for same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland after NSS lobbying.
Research suggests the Church of England downplays the extent of religious discrimination in admissions to the schools it runs. Its embarrassment shows the need to end this practice, says Alastair Lichten....
Posted: Fri, 28 May 2021
As families in England prepare to find out which primary schools their children will attend, Alastair Lichten says ending faith-based discrimination would make the admissions system fairer and simpler....
Posted: Mon, 12 Apr 2021
A shadow minister was wrong to say religious registrars should be able to opt out of providing same-sex marriages. And her comments are a reminder that we don't need a ministerial office for faith, says...
Posted: Tue, 08 Dec 2020
A state-funded faith school recently rejected a child because her mother isn't Jewish. This shows the absurdity of religious discrimination in admissions, says Megan Manson.
Posted: Thu, 03 Dec 2020
The General Medical Council has decided not to pursue a case against a GP who was accused of pushing religion on a vulnerable patient. Stephen Evans warns against allowing this exploitative behaviour....
Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2019