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: 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.
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....
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
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