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: Wed, 13 Oct 2021
A Jewish independent faith school has been criticised by inspectors for refusing to teach about reproduction in science classes.
Posted: Mon, 20 Sep 2021
The National Secular Society has called on the Welsh government to challenge religious homophobia in education, healthcare and charities....
Posted: Wed, 12 May 2021
Every parent has withdrawn their child from sex education at an independent faith school with nearly 250 pupils, a report has revealed.
Posted: Thu, 08 Apr 2021
The NSS has urged the government to ensure women's health is prioritised over religious concerns in response to a consultation.
Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021
Legislation which will substantially reform the teaching of religion and belief has passed its final parliamentary vote in Wales.
Comments from Ofsted's chief inspector highlight the need to help schools resist efforts to shut down teaching which reactionary religious groups deem controversial, says Alastair Lichten.
Posted: Wed, 07 Jul 2021
Every child has been withdrawn from sex education classes at an independent faith school. Megan Manson says the parental right of withdrawal is incompatible with children's right to an education that keeps...
Posted: Thu, 20 May 2021
The local council in the Outer Hebrides has endorsed Catholic Church resources on sex and relationships – with some demanding they're used "exclusively". Neil Barber says this is a misguided decision....
Posted: Wed, 16 Dec 2020
As the government considers ways to end 'gay conversion therapy' it should give Ofsted the power to stop faith schools fostering anti-LGBT attitudes in the first place, says Megan Manson.
Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020
Sex education empowers young people. The government must stand up to those making faux religious freedom arguments in an attempt to stop them receiving it, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Fri, 03 Jan 2020