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Izzy Posen: Exploring religious freedom episode 08

Izzy Posen: Exploring religious freedom episode 08

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:33

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with Izzy Posen. Izzy grew up in the Chasidic community and attended an illegal, unregistered school where corporal punishment was routinely used, particularly to silence children who asked questions. He is now president of Bristol University's Free Speech Society.

This is part of a series of interviews leading up to our major conference in May, Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom.

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Links from Izzy

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Geoffrey Robertson QC: Exploring religious freedom episode 07

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 11:33

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with Geoffrey Robertson QC – the internationally renowned human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster and founder of Doughty Street Chambers.

This is part of a series of interviews leading up to our major conference in May, Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom

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Links from Geoffrey

Rather His Own Man: In Court with Tyrants, Tarts and Troublemakers

The Justice Game

The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuse

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Rudolf Eliott Lockhart: Exploring religious freedom episode 06

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:43

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with Rudolf Eliott Lockhart (Rudi) CEO of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales.

This is part of a series of interviews leading up to our major conference in May, Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom

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More information on the NSS work on RE reform.

School resources (Exploring Secularism)

Links from Rudi:

Commission on Religious Education.

Religious Education Council of England and Wales.

Most Hated Woman in America: youtube.com/watch?v=qsAIPE2f0QQ

(Link from Alastair) Blame the Victim: A Review of 'The Most Hated Woman in America'.

Hail Satan

Intolerance (D. W. Griffith)

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Dr Antony Lempert: Exploring religious freedom episode 05

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:55

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with Dr Antony Lempert. Dr Lempert is chair of the Secular Medical forum, a regular speaker and expert on freedom of and from religion in healthcare.

This is part of a series of interviews leading up to our major conference in May, Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom

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British Medical Association new guidance on circumcision.

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Links from Dr Lempert:

More reviews from the NSS.

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Annie Laurie Gaylor – Exploring religious freedom episode 04

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:27

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with secularist activist Annie Laurie Gaylor. Annie Laurie is a co-founder of – and, current co-president of – the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

This is part of a series of interviews leading up to our major conference in May, Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom

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Links from Annie Laurie

Freedom From Religion Foundation

One Woman's Fight, by Vashti McCollum

The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American, by Andrew L Seidel

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Maryam Namazie - Exploring religious freedom episode 03

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:18

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with secularist activist Maryam Namazie. Maryam is the spokesperson for Iran Solidarity, One Law for All, and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and is a patron of London Black Atheists and the Pink Triangle Trust.

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This is part of a series of interviews leading up to our major conference in May, Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom.

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Links from Maryam:

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain

Islam's Non-Believers

Why we defended Rushdie and why it is still important today – Event on 14 February at Conway Hall.

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Rachel Laser - Exploring religious freedom episode 02

Rachel Laser - Exploring religious freedom episode 02

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 14:24

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with Rachel Laser – head of Americans United for separation of church and state, and the keynote speaker at our upcoming conference Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom.

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Links to Rachel's recommended reads:

God and Government: Twenty-Five Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism, and Freedom Of Conscience, by Rev. Barry Lynn

The End of White Christian America, by Robert P Jones

Seven Types of Atheism, by John Gray

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Stephen Evans - Exploring religious freedom episode 01

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:44

In the first of a series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with Stephen Evans – chief executive of the National Secular Society. Stephen argues that religious freedom and secularism that allows people of different religions and beliefs can live together. In the interview Stephen explains the basis of religious freedom in human rights law and its limits.

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