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Ep 18: Remembrance Day | Clerical Abuse

Posted: Mon, 11 Nov 2019

In this week's episode, Emma Park is joined by the NSS's Megan Manson and Chris Sloggett (a former history teacher) to discuss the Church of England's privileged role in Remembrance Sunday. Emma then speaks to Keith Porteous Wood, president of the NSS, about the society's campaign to expose institutional abuse in the Catholic Church.

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Ep 17: Thought for the Day | RE in Wales

Posted: Mon, 28 Oct 2019

In this week's episode, Emma Park is joined by Chris Sloggett and Helen Nicholls to discuss whether BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day should still be exclusively for "speakers from the world's major faiths".

Emma also speaks to Stephen Evans and Alastair Lichten about a consultation on the reform of sex and religious education launched by the Welsh government this month.

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Ep 16: Operation Christmas Child | Faith schools

Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019

In this week's episode, Emma Park speaks to Megan Manson about the evangelical charity behind Operation Christmas Child, and to Alastair Lichten about children being sent to faith schools against their parents' preferences.

The episode also features highlights from our 2019 Bradlaugh Lecture, where assistant head Andrew Moffat defended inclusive education.

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Ep 15: 'Islamophobia' definition | Criticising infant circumcision

Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2019

Emma Park speaks to Stephen Evans, CEO of the NSS and Chris Sloggett, communications officer, about the NSS's opposition to a proposed definition of 'Islamophobia'. Chris and NSS campaigns officer Megan Manson also join Emma to discuss two recent rows relating to infant circumcision.

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Ep 14: End compulsory worship | Education update

Posted: Mon, 16 Sep 2019

In this episode, Emma Park speaks to the NSS's head of education, Alastair Lichten, about the society's ongoing campaign against collective worship in schools. This is followed by a brief update on the NSS's other campaigns in education.

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