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Episode 10: Secularism 2019 conference review

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 08:16

In episode 10, Helen Nicholls, Megan Manson and Alastair Lichten joined Chris Sloggett for a review of our recent conference (Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom). They discuss some of the speakers, key takeaways and how these will continue to influence our work going forward.

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Transcripts

Links

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Find out more about the conference and speakers.

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Simon Barrow: Exploring religious freedom episode 09

Wed, 08 May 2019 15:04

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with Simon Barrow. Simon is the director of Ekklesia – a Christian think tank focusing on politics, social justice and belief. Simon is a commentator, journalist, publisher, NGO consultant, adult educator/trainer and theologian.

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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Transcripts.

Links from Simon

The Jesus Candidate: Political religion in a secular age, by Paul Lusk (NSS review)

Faith and Politics after Christendom: by Jonathan Bartley

Words Out of Silence, by Jill Segger

Links from the NSS

Make a stand for freedom, fairness and human rights by adding your voice to the call for a secular democracy. Join the National Secular Society today.

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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Transcript.

Links from Izzy

Make a stand for freedom, fairness and human rights by adding your voice to the call for a secular democracy. Join the National Secular Society today.

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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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Transcript.

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

Find more reviews at secularism.org.uk/reviews

Make a stand for freedom, fairness and human rights by adding your voice to the call for a secular democracy. Join the National Secular Society today.

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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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Transcript.

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)

Find more reviews at secularism.org.uk/reviews

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