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.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
The NSS has said Ireland's impending referendum on its blasphemy law should prompt "global action in defence of free speech on religion".
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
European religious employers' ability to dismiss employees for breaching religious laws may be restricted after a court ruling.
Fri, 14 Sep 2018
The NSS has dismissed a call from the government's 'faith minister' for seats as of right in the House of Lords to extended to other 'faith leaders'.
Thu, 13 Sep 2018
The NSS has called for Spain to abolish its blasphemy laws following the detainment of an actor accused of offending religious sentiment.
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
The NSS will host a conference in May 2019 under the tagline 'reclaiming religious freedom', with prominent figures confirmed to speak.
There is an urgent case for resisting those who claim the mantle of 'religious freedom' without regard for others' rights. Here's why our Secularism 2019 conference will have the tagline 'reclaiming religious freedom'.
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
NSS president Keith Porteous Wood says the international community must confront the Vatican over its shameful record on child abuse and demand action to bring secular justice.
Fri, 24 Aug 2018
In this long read NSS president Keith Porteous Wood explains how all arms of the law co-operated to protect the now former bishop Peter Ball for decades and refutes claims that "it couldn't happen now".
Sat, 11 Aug 2018
Richard Scorer says a damning report on two leading Catholic schools' approach to safeguarding is a reminder of the need for a law mandating the reporting of suspected child abuse to the secular authorities.
Thu, 09 Aug 2018