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: Thu, 29 Apr 2021
The academy trust behind Batley Grammar School says an investigation has begun after a row over the use of a Muhammad cartoon in class.
Posted: Wed, 28 Apr 2021
The NSS has urged authorities in Nigeria to release Mubarak Bala, who was arrested a year ago after being accused of insulting Muhammad.
Posted: Tue, 27 Apr 2021
Inspections of state schools which are carried out by religious groups are inappropriate and should be scrapped, an NSS report has said.
Posted: Fri, 23 Apr 2021
The NSS has called for the removal of 'the advancement of religion' as a charitable purpose in Northern Ireland in response to a review.
Posted: Thu, 22 Apr 2021
The NSS has urged the government to repeal a law requiring worship after a minister said it would "investigate" schools which breached it....
Publicly funded school inspections which enable clerics to exert undue influence should have no place in a modern education system, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Fri, 30 Apr 2021
Much of a pre-election letter from Scotland's Catholic bishops highlights the risks of allowing religious dogma to dictate public policy, says Stephen Evans.
Posted: Thu, 15 Apr 2021
The film Women Leaving Islam shows the risks facing those who stand up for the fundamental right to leave religion and the ongoing neglect of minorities within minorities in public life, says Helen Nicholls....
Posted: Wed, 14 Apr 2021
As families in England prepare to find out which primary schools their children will attend, Alastair Lichten says ending faith-based discrimination would make the admissions system fairer and simpler....
Posted: Mon, 12 Apr 2021
Religious leaders have long feared irreverent drawings that could challenge their authority. We should remember that amid the latest effort to prevent the use of Muhammad cartoons, says Bob Forder.
Posted: Thu, 08 Apr 2021