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.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Following mounting equivocation from DfE officials, and growing rumours, it has been confirmed that compulsory relationships and sex education (RSE) has been delayed from 2019 until 2020.
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
The NSS has welcomed a government announcement that it will bring forward proposals to end LGBT 'conversion therapy' in the UK.
Tue, 26 Jun 2018
Ofsted has deemed a state-funded Jewish school inadequate and strongly criticised its approach to safety, the curriculum and tolerance.
Fri, 25 May 2018
Allowing Welsh faith schools to teach sex education through a religious lens will teach children to be ashamed, the NSS has warned.
Tue, 01 May 2018
More than three-quarters of secondary faith schools in England are failing to teach sex education impartially, an NSS report has found.
A parent tells the story of a school which invited a Christian charity to perform a show with a pro-abstinence message under the guise of sex education, and says it was important to challenge it.
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
Faith schools' approach to admissions and sex education reminds us that religious groups' interests often conflict with those of society. Megan Manson says the only answer to this is to separate education from religion.
Fri, 18 May 2018
The Government's proposals on Relationships and Sex Education are a welcome step in the right direction – but religious opt outs mean many children will continue to be left behind, writes Stephen...
Thu, 09 Mar 2017
Political sensitivity about faith schools is getting in the way of providing evidence-based, age-appropriate sex and relationships education (SRE) to all children. We can't wait forever for the Government's...
Thu, 12 Jan 2017