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, 05 Jul 2022
Collective worship and Christian-biased religious education in Northern Ireland breach human rights, a high court has ruled.
Posted: Mon, 04 Jul 2022
Northern Ireland will adopt proposals backed by the National Secular Society to modernise marriage laws.
Posted: Wed, 29 Jun 2022
The NSS has called on the government to act to end faith-based school admissions after a minister admitted they cause inequality.
Posted: Mon, 27 Jun 2022
Publicly funded theological colleges may be exempt from duties on universities to promote free speech, a minister has said.
Posted: Fri, 24 Jun 2022
The NSS has expressed dismay that a Supreme Court decision will result in millions of women in the US losing abortion rights.
An obituary to Terry Sanderson, who died on June 12th 2022, by his civil partner Keith Porteous Wood.
Posted: Mon, 13 Jun 2022
Pandering to fundamentalism is not the way to a more open, tolerant and peaceful society, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Thu, 09 Jun 2022
Specialist theological colleges focused on doctrinal training create inherent conflict with the academic freedom and anti-discrimination requirements of education. Therefore, they should neither receive...
Posted: Mon, 06 Jun 2022
A survey reveals members of the public generally get along well with Christians – but feel less enthusiastic about proselytism. Megan Manson says this should be a warning to politicians who want...
Posted: Tue, 31 May 2022
The National Secular Society recently held an online conference on inclusive education in Northern Ireland. Here, Alastair Lichten shares the videos from the conference and thoughts on the speakers' key...
Posted: Wed, 25 May 2022