Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2020
In this episode, Emma Park speaks with the NSS's head of education, Alastair Lichten, about its new report, which reveals how academisation has enabled faith groups to increase their influence over thousands of schools, including those with no religious character.
Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020
This month marks the tenth anniversary of the Equality Act 2010 coming into effect. Former equalities minister Lynne Featherstone joins the podcast to discuss the act's significance and the problems caused by continuing religious privilege, as covered in a recent NSS report.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020
In this episode, Emma Park discusses unregistered faith schools, particularly in the Hasidic community, with Eve Sacks of the Jewish anti-extremist organisation Nahamu.
Posted: Mon, 13 Jan 2020
In this episode, Emma Park speaks with Maddy Bridgman and Sam Fitzsimmons of the Integrated Education Fund, a charity that supports inclusive, integrated education in Northern Ireland.
Posted: Mon, 16 Dec 2019
In this episode, Emma Park speaks with Lee and Lizanne Harris about their experience of the collective worship requirement in schools. The Harrises recently initiated judicial review proceedings against the primary school attended by their children. They challenged its decision to provide no alternative to a proselytising Christian assembly.
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