Posted: Mon, 25 Nov 2019
This week, Emma Park is joined by Stephen Evans and Chris Sloggett for a general election special.
The NSS recently outlined 11 secularist policies it would like to see under the next government. But which of these are on the parties' agendas? Will any of them make it onto the statute book any time soon? And is religion stifling political debate? Join Stephen, Chris and Emma for comment and analysis.
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.
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". John Humphrys, former presenter of the Today programmein which Thought for the Day is featured, recently criticised it as 'discriminatory'.
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. Proposals include making both subjects compulsory for all children regardless of their parents' beliefs; and changing their names, with sex education being replaced by 'Relationships and Sexuality Education', and RE by 'Religions and Worldviews'.
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