For Freedom And Fairness
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.
Mon, 19 Feb 2018
The NSS has said the UK should "follow the lead" of Iceland, which is expected to ban cutting boys' genitals for non-medical reasons.
Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Amazon UK has withdrawn infant circumcision training kits from sale over child safety concerns after an NSS request to do so.
Wed, 27 Sep 2017
A Belgian federal government committee has ruled against the circumcision of infant boys for reasons other than medical necessity.
Wed, 24 May 2017
A doctor is facing a private prosecution for assault after he circumcised a boy without the mother's consent.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016
The Danish Medical Association has made a "symbolic" statement calling for an end to male circumcision, arguing that the procedure should only ever be performed with "informed consent".
Proponents of ritual genital cutting often claim a 'right' to religious freedom justifies their position. But individuals have rights, says Dr Marika McAdam – including the right to autonomy over their own foreskins.
Tue, 06 Mar 2018
NSS CEO Stephen Evans explains why religious liberty is too important to leave to zealots to defend.
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
As Icelandic lawmakers consider whether to ban cutting infants' genitals for non-medical reasons, Dr Antony Lempert reflects on the ferocious backlash to the proposal in the UK.
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
Too often those who carry out forced cutting of young boys' genitals escape with gentle admonishment, rather than punishment commensurate with the severity of their actions, writes Dr Antony Lempert of the Secular Medical Forum.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016
This country has a very poor record on the prevention of female genital mutilation. A new approach from the police could change that. But they need help, writes Joan Smith.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013