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Ep 40: Rachel Laser - the Americanisation of the religious right

Posted: Tue, 08 Dec 2020

Emma Park speaks to Rachel Laser, to discuss the state of US secularism in the aftermath of the 2020 election, and the American Christian right's support for similar movements around the world.

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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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Ep 25: American religious exceptionalism and Covid-19

Ep 25: American religious exceptionalism and Covid-19

Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020

This episode is about secularism in the USA, its basis in the American constitution, and its opposition by the religious right.

The NSS's Alastair Lichten interviews Andrew Seidel, an attorney at the Freedom From Religion Foundation. They discuss the narratives of religious exceptionalism and persecution propagated by some on the Christian right – and other tactics which they have used over many years to build up their political influence.

Andrew argues that the Christian right is using a misinterpretation of the first amendment to justify religious gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. He also reveals what organisations like the FFRF are doing to challenge them.

Alastair is then joined by Emma Park to reflect on similarities and differences between the place of religion in the US and UK, and what British secularists can learn from organisations like the FFRF.

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Ep 09: Simon Barrow | Exploring religious freedom

Posted: Wed, 08 May 2019

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with Simon Barrow. Simon is the director of Ekklesia - a Christian think tank focusing on politics, social justice and belief. Simon is a commentator, journalist, publisher, NGO consultant, adult educator/trainer and theologian.

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This was part of a series of interviews leading up to our major conference Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom. Information on all the speakers and a videos from all the talks are now available.

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