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, 28 Jan 2021
Changes in law are needed to ensure meat from non-stun slaughter only reaches religious markets, a government committee has said.
Posted: Fri, 18 Dec 2020
The EU's highest court has ruled that states subject to its jurisdiction may ban non-stun slaughter on animal welfare grounds.
Posted: Fri, 18 Sep 2020
The Food Standards Agency has stopped publishing data on the number of animals being slaughtered without pre-stunning.
Posted: Thu, 31 Oct 2019
The government has said it expects food producers and outlets to give consumers information on meat from non-stun slaughter.
Posted: Thu, 19 Sep 2019
The NSS has urged the government to reconsider an apparent backtrack on requiring meat from unstunned animals to be labelled.
Megan Manson studies the main UK-wide parties' election manifestos – and says religion will continue to be a dividing force in UK politics during the next parliament.
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