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.
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.
Posted: Wed, 11 Sep 2019
The creator of an inclusive school programme has emphasised the importance of teaching children about equality at a major NSS lecture.
Posted: Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The government will require schools in England to take pupils' "religious background" into account in lessons about relationships and sex....
Posted: Wed, 19 Jun 2019
A teacher targeted by religious protesters for teaching about LGBT+ equality will speak at the National Secular Society's 2019 Bradlaugh Lecture....
Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2019
A school is investigating a governor who called LGBT-inclusive education "child grooming" in remarks first highlighted by the NSS.
Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Orthodox Jewish schools are planning to exploit loopholes to avoid teaching aspects of relationships & sex education, the NSS can reveal....
The current wave of religious protests outside schools began with objections to the No Outsiders scheme of work. As its author prepares to give the NSS's Bradlaugh Lecture, Megan Manson asks what the fuss...
Posted: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
The campaign against inclusive relationships and sex education risks spreading from the school gates to sympathetic faith school authorities. Alastair Lichten argues the government must act now to save...
Posted: Thu, 25 Jul 2019
Ofsted penalises schools that refuse to teach about LGBT people, but seems to ignore other schools that teach same-sex relationships are morally wrong. Megan Manson says this double standard needs to end....
Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2019
Megan Manson examines a new document outlining the Catholic Church's position on issues relating to sex and gender, and explains how this may lead to conflict in Catholic Schools.
Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2019
In modern Britain equality is protected and one person's protected characteristics can't be used to subjugate another. The sooner people from all faiths and none realise this the better, argues Adrian...
Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2019