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Ep 29: Scotland’s new blasphemy law?

Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2020

In this episode, Emma Park is joined by Neil Barber and Stephen Evans to discuss the hate crime bill currently under consideration by the Scottish parliament. They argue that the bill is likely to make it all too easy to shut down valid debate about religion.

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Bonus Ep 2: Leo Igwe #FreeMubarakBala

Bonus Ep 2: Leo Igwe #FreeMubarakBala

Posted: Fri, 08 May 2020

An emergency update on the plight of Mubarak Bala, president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria (HAN). Bala was arrested for blasphemy in northern Nigeria on 28 April.

Leo Igwe, founder of the HAN, speaks to Emma Park about what has happened to Bala, why his situation is so dangerous, and what we can do to support him.

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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 07: Geoffrey Robertson QC | Exploring religious freedom

Posted: Tue, 09 Apr 2019

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.

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Ep 03: Maryam Namazie | Exploring religious freedom

Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2019

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with secularist activist Maryam Namazie. Maryam is the spokesperson for Iran Solidarity, One Law for All, and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and is a patron of London Black Atheists and the Pink Triangle Trust.

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