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Ep 60: Atheists in foxholes – religion and the army

Tue, 02 Nov 2021

In an increasingly secular country, why does the British army retain its exclusively Christian practices?

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Ep 59: The advancement of religion

Tue, 02 Nov 2021

Should organisations be entitled to tax breaks and other privileges solely on the basis that they 'advance religion'?

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Ep 58: Reforming marriage law

Tue, 05 Oct 2021

What's wrong with marriage law in England and Wales, and how can it be made fit for purpose in the twenty-first century?

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Ep 57: Secularism around the world: Hungary

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

How far has Viktor Orbán's illiberal Christian regime undermined secularism in Hungary?

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Bradlaugh Lecture 2021: Nazir Afzal - 'Blind Spots'

Mon, 13 Sep 2021

An exploration of how turning a blind eye has led to criminality and harmful practices to continue with impunity

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Ep 56: The Assisted Dying Bill 2021

Tue, 07 Sep 2021

The Assisted Dying Bill 2021 is likely to have its second reading this autumn. But how far should the law permit those who wish to die to be assisted by others in doing so?

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Ep 55: Pastafarianism and the meaning of ‘religion’

Tue, 24 Aug 2021

A spoof religion devised to mock creationism has attracted a global following. But what does 'religion' mean anyway?

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Ep 54: The Catholic Church and Canada’s residential schools

Tue, 20 Jul 2021

"Not one single residential school was ever built with a playground. But every single residential school had ample space for a cemetery."

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Ep 53: Religion and LGBT rights: fifty years of change

Tue, 06 Jul 2021

The history of LGBT rights in the UK has involved persistent struggles against prejudice, entrenched views – and organised religion.

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Ep 52: A new Catholic school for Peterborough

Tue, 22 Jun 2021

A new Catholic primary school is about to be constructed in Peterborough. It will be the first state-funded Catholic school in England for a decade.

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