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, 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.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018
Speakers have told an NSS conference that individual rights and autonomy should take priority over religious concerns in healthcare.
Posted: Thu, 25 Oct 2018
The NSS has called for reform of Northern Ireland's abortion laws after MPs passed a bill and an amendment on the subject this week.
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
With the regulator considering curtailing 'conscience' objections to contraception prescriptions, Keith Porteous Wood urges supporters to respond to the consultation in the interests of vulnerable patients....
Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2017
UN Secretary General designate needs to ignore Catholic pressure to row back on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and Gay Rights, writes Keith Porteous Wood.
The former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio...
Posted: Fri, 21 Oct 2016
Dr Antony Lempert of the Secular Medical Forum reacts to Channel 4 Dispatches' programme that showed the shock tactics UK anti-abortion campaigners are importing from America.
This week's Channel 4's Dispatches,...
Posted: Thu, 06 Oct 2016