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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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Ep 16: Operation Christmas Child | Faith schools

Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019

In this week's episode, Emma Park speaks to Megan Manson about the evangelical charity behind Operation Christmas Child, and to Alastair Lichten about children being sent to faith schools against their parents' preferences.

The episode also features highlights from our 2019 Bradlaugh Lecture, where assistant head Andrew Moffat defended inclusive education.

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Ep 14: End compulsory worship | Education update

Posted: Mon, 16 Sep 2019

In this episode, Emma Park speaks to the NSS's head of education, Alastair Lichten, about the society's ongoing campaign against collective worship in schools. This is followed by a brief update on the NSS's other campaigns in education.

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Ep 13: Religious appointees | Campaigning round-up

Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2019

Chris Sloggett spoke to NSS head of education Alastair Lichten about our new report calling for an end to the requirement on all Scottish local authorities to include religious appointees on their education committees.

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