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.
Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018
Blasphemy laws, supremacist ideologies, sectarianism, 'caste' systems and exclusionary laws are among the ways religion restricts human rights...
Posted: Sun, 09 Dec 2018
The NSS has urged the home secretary to resist calls to adopt a formal definition of 'Islamophobia' which have been put forward by a parliamentary...
Posted: Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Almost three in ten families in England live in areas where most or all of the local primary schools are faith-based, new National Secular...
Posted: Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The NSS has asked Google to remove an app which enables Indonesians to report people they suspect of 'heresy' to the authorities.
Posted: Wed, 05 Dec 2018
"Well-intentioned" RE teachers are undermining the subject by framing religion as intrinsically positive, academics have warned.
We often hear that faith schools improve choice. But an NSS report shows that this narrative mischaracterises the challenges facing families and public education's role in a diverse society, says Alastair...
Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018
A parliamentary group's proposal that the government define 'Islamophobia' is a misguided power grab, says Chris Sloggett. If we want to end anti-Muslim bigotry, we should stop telling people what to think...
Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018
The film Peterloo is a reminder of the close links between the campaign for church-state separation and the push for a truly democratic society in the 19th century and beyond, writes Bob Forder.
Posted: Fri, 23 Nov 2018
This week's developments on ritual genital cutting in the US and Denmark highlight the need to adopt a consistent application of human rights principles for everybody, regardless of gender, argues Dr Antony...
Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2018
For Interfaith Week 2018, campaigns officer Megan Manson explains how the National Secular Society's work protects those who are religious as well as those who are not.
One of the most common misconceptions...
Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018