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, 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.
Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2020
The Council of Europe has rejected a motion calling for 'reasonable accommodation' of in the workplace – but adopted an alternative....
Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2020
The NSS has urged the Council of Europe not to adopt a motion which would privilege religious demands from employees in the workplace.
Posted: Mon, 06 Jan 2020
A medical regulator will review a decision not to investigate a GP who brings up religion during appointments after an NSS intervention.
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
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