I was delighted Ofqual had investigated the inexcusable redacting of exam questions, had ruled in favour of children's education, and the key role the NSS played in this outcome.

Luke

"I believe in people's freedom to practise whatever religion they wish,provided it never interferes with the legal system and policy making, in vital services such as education, health. I support any action challenging religious organisations' campaigns to manipulate laws and services. I hope that my membership is enough to make a valid contribution to this important cause."

Amber

I think all groups, religious, atheistic or agnostic, have enough common ground to be able to live together in harmony under secular systems of governance, law, welfare, education, etc.

Paula, Coalville

When selecting a school for my kid, I checked it wasn't focused towards just Christianity. I have no issues with schools teaching about religions and beliefs equally, but don't want my young and impressionable children to be exposed to evangelical practices.

Peter, Leeds

Religious views should not be impressed upon others. We should not have religion involved in dictating law, meddling in politics and education.

Pauline, Banbury

The treatment of religious minorities, atheists and apostates in theocratic countries is sickening. Everyone should have the right to their own beliefs and religious choices, provided that they do not impinge on other people's rights.

Tim, Gloucestershire

I feel secularism is a cause for which I can be politically and publicly active. Ultimately it's about removing the archaic rights given to religions to infringe my liberty.

Nicklas, Haywards Heath

I feel proud my membership money will go towards future successes in the fight for a fair and secular future for all.

Luke

May I take this opportunity to mention that I think the NSS do an incredible job and I always look forward to reading the weekly bulletin. I feel that without people like you, religious groups would very likely run roughshod and their privileges would prevail. You will have my continued support.

Garry

'I am a realist rather than an idealist. That in the 21st century supernatural beliefs still have a significant influence in matters of state is 'unreal'. The valuable work of the NSS must be supported.'

Fi, Hampshire

I joined the NSS because I sense that those who promote religious observance are becoming more strident, and I believe we need a stronger voice in opposition.

James, Guildford

"David Cameron's 'Big Society' appears to be pushing towards a greater role for religion-based organisations instead of connecting with all people."

Karen, Northamptonshire

"The state should take no role whatsoever in promoting any particular faith in any sphere of public life. The NSS is one of the strongest and most effective groups working to raise public awareness, overcoming peoples' inertia and lack of information."

Stipo, London

I was spurred on to join the NSS by the torrent of attacks on secularism by Baroness Warsi amongst many others, and by the Pope's poisonous and mendacious claim that Nazi Germany was the result of atheism.

Michael, Scottish Borders

Religion has had far too much privilege, power and protection for far too long. Humanity needs to evolve and the continued inclusion of superstitious beliefs in the affairs of state is not helping that process.

Alex, Southsea

Children can be segregated and discriminated against according to their parents' religion when it comes to school admissions. This worries me immensely. I am not looking forward to letting my children be taught superstition and myths as truth or separating them from their friends. The NSS is all we have to take on the might of these tax-exempt organisations given free access to our children by the state.

Martin, Darlington

"I have come to appreciate that the NSS is often a lone voice of rationality in the wilderness that is dominated by religious dogma, bigotry and political manipulation."

David, Shropshire

"Thank you for all of your help. I had never heard of your organisation before, I bet there are many many families feeling like this with no idea how to broach it with the schools or where they stand legally. You do a great job in empowering people to have the confidence and knowledge to stand up for their beliefs."

A Parent, whose school is pushing an increasing religious ethos

We should not label our children as Christian, Muslim or any other religious group. So big NO to faith schools.

Asif, London

I chose a non-denominational school for my son and yet he still has to take part in daily collective worship. A theatre group called "Open the Book" entertain his class once a week with Bible stories, in addition to an RE class. Religion should be taken out of schools altogether and more time spent on aspects of the curriculum relevant to adult life. Excluding him would however make him the odd-one-out.

Nicolle, London

I discovered the NSS while studying Politics at school, researching pressure groups. I was particularly interested in secularism, always held similar beliefs, and decided to join to promote the cause of religious freedom and equality.

Edward, Wiltshire

"As a medical student, what concerns me most is NHS funding for hospital chaplains."

Brendan, Lisburn

Religion should not provide a justification for discrimination, for breaching a person's human rights or for intolerance.

Stephen, Teddington

The NSS is Britain's front line defence against the vested interests of organised religion that damage our public institutions, not least in education and local government.

Clive, Bideford

Cameron's recent speech on religion made me put my money where my mouth is and join the NSS. I'm against any religious privilege but as a father of 2 young children the issue that infuriates me most is the discrimination in the admission criteria of faith schools and the obvious lack of equality that the government fails to accept.

Bryn, Berkshire