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: 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.
Posted: Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Meat from animals slaughtered without pre-stunning cannot be labelled organic because of animal welfare concerns, an EU court has found.
Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2019
The NSS has warned the government over non-stun slaughter after it emerged that nearly a quarter of non-stun sheep meat is exported.
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
Nick Clegg's reasoning behind his opposition to a ban on Kosher and Halal slaughter is inherently contradictory when set aside his views on LGBT rights, argues John Stephenson, who says when animal rights...
Posted: Wed, 12 Mar 2014
Last week, the Birmingham Mail reported that Birmingham City Council's trading standards department had seized hundreds of chickens as part of an investigation into selling of meat wrongly labelled as...
Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2012