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, 17 Mar 2022
The NSS has criticised the government for enshrining religious exemptions from animal welfare laws in a bill meant to protect animals.
Posted: Wed, 19 Jan 2022
Millions more animals than necessary to meet demand are religiously slaughtered without stunning, according to a recent study.
Posted: Mon, 06 Dec 2021
The British public back the labelling for meat from animals slaughtered without stunning, new figures show.
Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2021
Meat from animals not stunned before slaughter is being sold in parliament, the National Secular Society has found.
Posted: Tue, 14 Sep 2021
The NSS is calling for the public to support proposals for meat from animals not stunned before slaughter to be accurately labelled.
Megan Manson studies the election manifestos for the main UK-wide parties – and says religion will continue to be a dividing force in UK politics during the next parliament.
Earlier this month the...
Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2019
In response to a targeted criticism of the NSS for campaigning to end non-stun slaughter, Chris Sloggett says the principle of one law for all is worth upholding.
Posted: Thu, 07 Nov 2019
As the UK's political parties consider their manifestos for the upcoming election, Stephen Evans outlines a series of secularist pledges they should include to advance freedom, fairness and equal citizenship....
Posted: Tue, 05 Nov 2019
Dr Joyce D'Silva of Compassion in World Farming says the organisation campaigns for an end to religious exemptions that allow non-stun slaughter so farm animals are treated as humanely as possible.
Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2019
As a ban on non-stun slaughter comes into force in northern Belgium, Chris Sloggett says there should be no religious exemptions to the law.
Posted: Thu, 10 Jan 2019