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: Fri, 21 Jun 2019
The NSS has backed a registration system for children who do not attend state-funded or registered independent schools.
Posted: Tue, 02 Apr 2019
The NSS has welcomed a government plan requiring local authorities and families to register children outside mainstream education.
Posted: Thu, 07 Mar 2019
The NSS has said a code of practice for out-of-school educational settings should be mandatory in response to a government consultation.
Posted: Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Izzy Posen, who dissented from his upbringing in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, will speak at the NSS's Secularism 2019 conference.
Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The NSS has welcomed government plans to promote integration by legislating against unregistered and failing independent schools.
A government plan on integration sets out a positive vision on education - but faith schools remain the elephant in the room. Alastair Lichten asks if ministers' actions will match their rhetoric.
Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Our education and schools officer examines the education proposals in the Government's new integration strategy, arguing they should lead to a wider discussion of children's rights and facing up to the...
Posted: Thu, 15 Mar 2018
As a trial reveals the brainwashing of boys during evening classes at a mosque in Barking, Stephen Evans says the Government should defy faith groups which resist the regulation of out-of-school educational...
Posted: Mon, 12 Feb 2018
The Government is preparing to extend religious selection in faith schools. Keith Sharpe contrasts its willingness to cause greater segregation with French efforts to encourage integration in the wake...
Posted: Tue, 30 Jan 2018
As supporters of a new Bill aim to see home schooling in England registered for the first time, education and schools campaigner Alastair Lichten says children's independent rights must receive greater...
Posted: Thu, 30 Nov 2017