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Parents’ religious wishes must not trump children’s safety and education - Opinion Out Loud Ep 009

Parents’ religious wishes must not trump children’s safety and education - Opinion Out Loud Ep 009

Posted: Tue, 15 Jun 2021

Every child has been withdrawn from sex education classes at an independent faith school. Megan Manson says the parental right of withdrawal is incompatible with children's right to an education that keeps them safe.

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Ep 46: Forced marriage and the importance of RSE

Posted: Tue, 30 Mar 2021

Emma Park speaks to Eve Sacks about arranged and forced marriages in the Haredi Jewish community.

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Ep 17: Thought for the Day | RE in Wales

Posted: Mon, 28 Oct 2019

In this week's episode, Emma Park is joined by Chris Sloggett and Helen Nicholls to discuss whether BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day should still be exclusively for "speakers from the world's major faiths". John Humphrys, former presenter of the Today programmein which Thought for the Day is featured, recently criticised it as 'discriminatory'.

Emma also speaks to Stephen Evans and Alastair Lichten about a consultation on the reform of sex and religious education launched by the Welsh government this month. Proposals include making both subjects compulsory for all children regardless of their parents' beliefs; and changing their names, with sex education being replaced by 'Relationships and Sexuality Education', and RE by 'Religions and Worldviews'.

Follow Emma on Twitter: @DrEmmaPark

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Reform Thought for the Day: the NSS's position

Thought for the Day – BBC Radio 4

John Humphrys criticises Thought for the Day

Welsh government considers ending the right to withdraw from RE and RSE: the NSS's position

'Ensuring access to the full curriculum': the Welsh government's consultation

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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