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: Fri, 25 Jun 2021
The practice of reserving seats for 26 C of E bishops in the House of Lords is an "absurd constitutional anomaly", a peer has argued.
Posted: Tue, 25 May 2021
A majority of Britons think being a Christian is "not at all important" for national identity, a survey has found.
Posted: Tue, 23 Mar 2021
A majority of the British public thinks the House of Lords should stop reserving places for C of E bishops, a YouGov poll has found.
Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020
Leading human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson has called for the C of E's disestablishment in the NSS's 2020 Bradlaugh Lecture.
Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020
Fewer than 2% of people in England regularly worshipped at CoE churches in 2019, even though many children attended services for schools....
A challenge to Ireland's religious presidential oath should be supported – and prompt questions across the Irish Sea, says Chris Sloggett.
Posted: Fri, 13 Aug 2021
A coroner's report has laid bare the Church of England's cruel and scandalous handling of the case of Alan Griffin, who killed himself following unfounded accusations of child exploitation, says Keith...
Posted: Wed, 28 Jul 2021
The furore over John Sentamu not being handed a life peerage reveals an ugly culture of entitlement that has not served church or state well, argues Richard Scorer.
Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020
As figures show most people in Britain never pray, Megan Manson says institutionalised prayer has no place in our parliament, councils, schools or public ceremonies.
Posted: Tue, 03 Mar 2020
A new bill proposes to end Church of England bishops' automatic right to sit in parliament. This religious privilege is part of an unjust status quo and should be addressed, says Stephen Evans.
Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2020