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Ep 12: Circumcision | No Outsiders

Ep 12: Circumcision | No Outsiders

Posted: Mon, 12 Aug 2019

Chris Sloggett spoke to NSS chief executive Stephen Evans and campaigns officer Megan Manson about the ethics of ritual infant male circumcision. Also in this episode our head of education Alastair Lichten spoke with Andrew Moffat, creator of the inclusive education resource 'No Outsiders' and speaker at the NSS's upcoming Bradlaugh Lecture.

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Ep 10a: Bonus content | Behind the scenes at Secularism 2019

Ep 10a: Bonus content | 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 10: Secularism 2019 | Conference review

Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2019

Helen Nicholls, Megan Manson and Alastair Lichten joined Chris Sloggett for a review of our recent conference (Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom). They discuss some of the speakers, key takeaways and how these will continue to influence our work going forward.

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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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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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Ep 05: Dr Antony Lempert | Exploring religious freedom

Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2019

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with Dr Antony Lempert. Dr Lempert is chair of the Secular Medical forum, a regular speaker and expert on freedom of and from religion in healthcare.

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Ep 04: Annie Laurie Gaylor | Exploring religious freedom

Posted: Tue, 26 Feb 2019

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with secularist activist Annie Laurie Gaylor. Annie Laurie is a co-founder of – and, current co-president of – the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

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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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Ep 02: Rachel Laser | Exploring religious freedom

Ep 02: Rachel Laser | Exploring religious freedom

Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2019

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with Rachel Laser – head of Americans United for separation of church and state, and the keynote speaker at Secularism 2019.

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Ep 01: Stephen Evans | Exploring religious freedom

Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2019

In the first of a series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with Stephen Evans – chief executive of the National Secular Society. Stephen argues that it is religious freedom and secularism that allows people of different religions and beliefs can live together. In the interview Stephen explains the basis of religious freedom in human rights law and its limits.

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