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Bonus Ep 5: Academies report

Bonus Ep 5: Academies report

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.

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Ep 36: Faith-shaped holes in the Equality Act

Ep 36: Faith-shaped holes in the Equality Act

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.

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Ep 27: Unregistered (illegal) schools with Eve Sacks

Ep 27: Unregistered (illegal) schools with Eve Sacks

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.

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Podcast interviews

Ep 21: Integrated education in Northern Ireland - interview

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.

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Ep 20: Lee and Lizanne Harris – compulsory worship

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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