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, 17 Mar 2020
A European court has rejected an appeal by two nurses who were not hired as midwives in Sweden because they refused to perform abortions....
Posted: Thu, 12 Dec 2019
The NSS has urged the UK government not to allow religion to limit women's access to abortions in Northern Ireland.
Posted: Tue, 22 Oct 2019
The NSS has welcomed the legalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland and the extension of same-sex marriage rights to the province.
Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2019
The NSS has asked a regulator to investigate an incident in which a pharmacist reportedly refused to serve a woman contraception.
Posted: Tue, 22 Jan 2019
A long-standing clause which was partly designed to gain the pope's approval has been dropped from guidance on the contraceptive pill.
As the government publishes a framework for the extension of abortion rights in NI, Dr Antony Lempert welcomes politicians' belated willingness to defend women's right to choose but laments several missed...
Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2020
Megan Manson continues our election analysis of parties' policies on secularist issues. This time she examines the policies of the major parties of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Posted: Wed, 04 Dec 2019
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
Ensuring that NHS abortion services are made available, free of charge, to UK citizens travelling from Northern Ireland would be a way of mitigating the harm caused by a disparity in women's reproductive...
Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2017
The determination to give a hospital to a disgraced religious order, in spite of public outrage, is the very antithesis of secularism. But the episode has prompted calls for fundamental changes in the...
Posted: Mon, 05 Jun 2017