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: 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.
Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2020
Renfrewshire Council looks set to extend the priority it gives to children who are baptised Catholic for admission to Catholic schools.
Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020
The NSS has urged Renfrewshire Council not to extend the priority given to baptised Catholic children for admission to Catholic schools.
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
A ruling that a nurse was not wrongly dismissed for repeatedly evangelising was unsurprising, says Stephen Evans. Healthcare professionals must be prepared to set aside their personal beliefs at work to...
Posted: Fri, 24 May 2019
UNESCO says gender equality is one of its top priorities. But Megan Manson says it is protecting misogynistic attitudes by awarding World Heritage Status to religious sites that practise sexual discrimination....
Posted: Wed, 11 Oct 2017
When religious organisations are delivering state-funded public services they should neither discriminate nor proselytize – argues Stephen Evans, looking at the case of CrossReach and its implications....
Posted: Tue, 13 Jun 2017