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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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Ep 13: Religious appointees | Campaigning round-up

Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2019

Chris Sloggett spoke to NSS head of education Alastair Lichten about our new report calling for an end to the requirement on all Scottish local authorities to include religious appointees on their education committees.

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Ep 12: Circumcision | No Outsiders

Ep 12: Circumcision | No Outsiders

Posted: Mon, 12 Aug 2019

Chris Sloggett spoke to NSS chief executive Stephen Evans and campaigns officer Megan Manson about the ethics of ritual infant male circumcision. Also in this episode our head of education Alastair Lichten spoke with Andrew Moffat, creator of the inclusive education resource 'No Outsiders' and speaker at the NSS's upcoming Bradlaugh Lecture.

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