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: Wed, 29 Apr 2020
Initiatives to improve religious literacy in the media shouldn't be used to shield religions from criticism, the NSS has said.
Posted: Thu, 12 Dec 2019
The NSS has said a BBC video on the Operation Christmas Child shoebox scheme acted as "propaganda for fundamentalist Christianity".
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2019
The NSS has urged the BBC to reform its Thought for the Day slot after the former presenter John Humphrys said it was "discriminatory".
Posted: Mon, 08 Jul 2019
New BBC guidelines have watered down some protections for religious ideas but still place a premium on depictions of Muhammad.
Posted: Fri, 23 Nov 2018
The NSS has questioned why a preacher who has said Muslims should be terrorists is a trustee of a registered charity.
The press regulator is consulting on guidelines which will inform the way stories about Islam and Muslims are reported. It must not endorse taboos which shut down debate and harm social cohesion, says...
Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2019
New figures show that the BBC is devoting hundreds of hours of programming to religion each year. NSS president Terry Sanderson argues that more of its scarce resources should be spent elsewhere.
Posted: Mon, 31 Jul 2017
The BBC still produces a considerable amount of religious programmes – but the numbers who watch it are so small they barely register in viewing figures. More religion on TV isn't what the public...
Posted: Tue, 04 Apr 2017
The appointment of "young Earth" creationist Dan Walker to front BBC Breakfast has caused a considerable backlash, but unless and until his views interfere with his ability to present the news in a balanced...
Posted: Thu, 11 Feb 2016
The NSS has objected numerous times over the past half century to the exclusion of non-believers from BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day but it now seems as though the BBC will not even consider objections...
Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2015