Episode 10: Secularism 2019 conference review

Wed, 05 Jun 2019

In episode 10, 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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Secularism 2019: Dr Ahmed Shaheed, Introduction to religious freedom

Thu, 30 May 2019

Dr Ahmed Shaheed, United Nations Commission on Human Rights: "Introduction to Religious Freedom"

Secularism 2019: Reclaim Religious Freedom was held by the National Secular Society on May 18th 2019 at the Tower Hotel in London.

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Episode 09: Simon Barrow, exploring religious freedom

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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Episode 08: Izzy Posen, exploring religious freedom

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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Episode 07: Geoffrey Robertson QC, exploring religious freedom

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.

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Episode 06: Rudolf Eliott Lockhart, exploring religious freedom

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.

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Episode 05: Dr Antony Lempert, exploring religious freedom

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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Episode 04: Annie Laurie Gaylor, exploring religious freedom

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.

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Episode 03: Maryam Namazie, exploring religious freedom

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.

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Episode 02: Rachel Laser, exploring religious freedom

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.

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