Simon Barrow: Exploring religious freedom episode 09

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.

Izzy Posen: Exploring religious freedom episode 08

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

Geoffrey Robertson QC: Exploring religious freedom episode 07

Wed, 10 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.

Rudolf Eliott Lockhart: Exploring religious freedom episode 06

Tue, 19 Mar 2019

Continuing our series of discussions exploring religious freedom, Alastair Lichten spoke with Rudolf Eliott Lockhart (Rudi) CEO of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales.

Dr Antony Lempert: Exploring religious freedom episode 05

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.

Annie Laurie Gaylor - Exploring religious freedom episode 04

Fri, 22 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.

Maryam Namazie - Exploring religious freedom episode 03

Tue, 12 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.

Rachel Laser - Exploring religious freedom episode 02

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 our upcoming conference Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom.

Stephen Evans - Exploring religious freedom episode 01

Fri, 11 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 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.

Healthcare and Secularism Part 8: When will Medically Assisted Rational Suicide land on the UK?

Fri, 16 Nov 2018

Dr Michael Irwin, Former chairman, Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Michael Irwin is a former Medical Director of the United Nations, in New York (1982-1989). He has campaigned for legalised doctor-assisted suicide since 1994, having been Chairman of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society (1996-1999, and again 2001-2003), and President of the World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies (2002-2004). He founded the Secular Medical Forum in 2006, and the Society for Old Age Rational Suicide in 2009 (in 2016, SOARS was renamed My Death My Decision). Since 2005, Michael has accompanied five individuals to Switzerland to witness their doctor-assisted suicides.

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