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Parents’ religious wishes must not trump children’s safety and education - Opinion Out Loud Ep 009

Parents’ religious wishes must not trump children’s safety and education - Opinion Out Loud Ep 009

Posted: Tue, 15 Jun 2021

Every child has been withdrawn from sex education classes at an independent faith school. Megan Manson says the parental right of withdrawal is incompatible with children's right to an education that keeps them safe.

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Ep 51: Laïcité and free speech in France

Posted: Tue, 08 Jun 2021

Satire is "the oxygen of a democracy," according to Caroline Fourest, a French writer, filmmaker, feminist, anti-extremist and former Charlie Hebdo journalist. Free speech, including satire, is a vital part of laïcité or secularism.

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Women Leaving Islam: the rights of those who leave religion must be protected - Opinion Out Loud Ep 008

Women Leaving Islam: the rights of those who leave religion must be protected - Opinion Out Loud Ep 008

Posted: Tue, 01 Jun 2021

The film Women Leaving Islam shows the risks facing those who stand up for the fundamental right to leave religion and the ongoing neglect of minorities within minorities in public life, says Helen Nicholls.

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Ep 50: The Church of England's influence over education

Posted: Tue, 25 May 2021

What does it mean for a school to be 'C of E'? And how far does the Church of England's influence extend over state-funded education?

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