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.
Posted: Fri, 16 Aug 2019
The NSS has warned against allowing religious groups to host opposite-sex civil partnerships while opting out of hosting same-sex ones.
Posted: Fri, 19 Jul 2019
A man who was sacked by Asda for sharing a video of the comedian Billy Connolly mocking religion on social media has been reinstated.
Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2019
The supermarket chain Asda has sacked a man for sharing a sketch of the comedian Billy Connolly mocking religion on social media.
Posted: Thu, 30 May 2019
Segregated education and legal discrimination are causing the "cultural encapsulation" of Northern Ireland's teachers, a report has said....
Posted: Wed, 22 May 2019
A nurse who was sacked for repeatedly evangelising when treating patients was not unfairly dismissed, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
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
It has been another week in which we've seen Christians in the Middle East losing their lives to violence and persecution, but much media attention in the UK has instead focussed around the plight of a...
Posted: Wed, 14 Dec 2016
The British media unquestioningly promulgates the false narrative of Christians being discriminated against in the workplace. Terry Sanderson looks at the latest case involving a Christian disciplined...
Posted: Thu, 23 Apr 2015