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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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Bonus Ep 01: Behind the scenes at Secularism 2019

Bonus Ep 01: Behind the scenes at Secularism 2019

Posted: Wed, 24 Jul 2019

Here's a little bonus content from Secularism which was originally going to be in our post conference review.

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Ep 08: Izzy Posen | Exploring religious freedom

Ep 08: Izzy Posen | Exploring religious freedom

Posted: Wed, 17 Apr 2019

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with Izzy Posen. Izzy grew up in the Chasidic community and attended an illegal, unregistered school where corporal punishment was routinely used, particularly to silence children who asked questions. He is now president of Bristol University's Free Speech Society.

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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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