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Ep 39: The war on Christmas

Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2020

What is the real meaning of Christmas in modern Britain, secular and multicultural as it is? Does the Christian tradition have a prerogative on its meaning, and if not, why not? And does anyone really get offended at the phrase 'Merry Christmas'?

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Ep 38: Disestablishing the Church of England

Posted: Thu, 12 Nov 2020

In this episode, Emma Park is joined by the NSS's Stephen Evans to discuss the 2020 Bradlaugh Lecture and the case for disestablishing the Church of England.

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Ep 37: Christian nationalism and the US election

Posted: Thu, 29 Oct 2020

Andrew Seidel returns to the NSS podcast to discuss the role secularist issues and Christian nationalism are playing in the ongoing US presidential election.

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Bonus Ep 5: Academies report

Bonus Ep 5: Academies report

Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2020

In this episode, Emma Park speaks with the NSS's head of education, Alastair Lichten, about its new report, which reveals how academisation has enabled faith groups to increase their influence over thousands of schools, including those with no religious character.

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Ep 36: Faith-shaped holes in the Equality Act

Ep 36: Faith-shaped holes in the Equality Act

Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020

This month marks the tenth anniversary of the Equality Act 2010 coming into effect. Former equalities minister Lynne Featherstone joins the podcast to discuss the act's significance and the problems caused by continuing religious privilege, as covered in a recent NSS report.

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