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: Tue, 08 Oct 2019
The religious and cultural circumcision of non-consenting boys is "morally impermissible", according to a panel of experts.
Posted: Thu, 07 Mar 2019
The NSS has called on the NSPCC to reconsider its position on non-therapeutic male circumcision after it defended the practice.
Posted: Wed, 27 Feb 2019
The NSS has criticised the British Medical Association for giving "vague" advice to doctors on the ethics of infant circumcision.
Posted: Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The NSS has called on the body which registers doctors to "explicitly address" the harm caused by ritual infant genital cutting.
Posted: Wed, 16 Jan 2019
Cross-disciplinary medical ethicist Dr Brian D. Earp will address the NSS's Secularism 2019 conference on 'reclaiming religious freedom'....
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
The chief rabbi has asked secularists to stop campaigning against practices such as faith schools and infant circumcision. His apparently polite request should be firmly rejected, says Chris Sloggett....
Posted: Wed, 18 Sep 2019
A pharmacist has been convicted for having a baby boy circumcised against his parents' wishes. Megan Manson says the case raises alarming questions over our willingness to defend children's bodily integrity...
Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2019
The existence of religious charities that support and facilitate infant circumcision demonstrates the urgent need to reform charity law, argues Megan Manson.
Posted: Tue, 23 Jul 2019
Politicians who insist female genital cutting has nothing to do with religion set a dangerous precedent that undermines campaigns to combat it and other religious harms, says Megan Manson.
Posted: Thu, 14 Mar 2019