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, 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.
Posted: Tue, 02 Jul 2019
A former farming minister has called on all political parties to make restrictions on religious non-stun slaughter a free vote issue.
Posted: Wed, 03 Apr 2019
A cross-party group of MPs is calling for meat produced from religious non-stun slaughter methods to be clearly labelled.
Posted: Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Joyce D'Silva, of the group Compassion in World Farming, will address non-stun slaughter at the NSS's Secularism 2019 conference.
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
Jewish and Muslim sensibilities about ritual slaughter are given protected status, despite these practices being inhumane. Matthew Syed argues that religious exemptions in this area are a slippery slope...
Posted: Mon, 05 Jan 2015
Food retailers should be upfront about what they're serving up, but the main issue is one of animal welfare, and the religious exemption that allows animals to be slaughtered without being stunned, argues...
Posted: Thu, 08 May 2014