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, 18 Sep 2020
Faith schools will be able to teach that same-sex relationships and gender reassignment aren't permitted by the religions they promote.
Posted: Thu, 21 May 2020
Seventeen rabbis have said Charedi Jewish schools won't compromise with government requirements to teach about same-sex couples.
Posted: Thu, 02 Jan 2020
The government dismissed concerns about community pressures at a school which has encouraged parents to withdraw children from RSE.
Posted: Tue, 03 Dec 2019
Parents have said two state-funded Jewish schools pressurised them to opt their children out of relationships and sex education.
Posted: Thu, 03 Oct 2019
The Welsh government is consulting on plans to end parents' right to withdraw children from classes on religion, relationships and sex.
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
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
The government has published new guidance for schools facing disruption from religious groups who oppose LGBT-inclusive education. Alastair Lichten welcomes the gesture but says the substance doesn't go...
Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019
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