150 Years of 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.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
A consultation has revealed extensive support for inclusive secular education in the London borough of Hackney.
Mon, 03 Jul 2017
The National Secular Society has welcomed a commitment by OFSTED's chief inspector to protect children in unregistered faith schools.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017
Hackney has launched a consultation into the safety of pupils and the quality of education in unregistered schools following scrutiny from...
Fri, 18 Nov 2016
A senior Hackney Council education official has admitted that there are more illegally operating schools in the borough than legal ones.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016
The National Secular Society has welcomed calls from the Local Government Association to be given more powers to tackle illegal faith schools...
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...
Thu, 30 Nov 2017
NSS campaigns manager Stephen Evans warns that growing numbers of unregulated religious 'schools' are badly letting children down, and argues that the rights of children to education should be prioritised....
Wed, 22 Apr 2015