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Izzy Posen: Exploring religious freedom

4/17/2019
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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 This is part of a series of interviews leading up to our major conference in May, Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom:...

Duration:00:31:31

Geoffrey Robertson QC: Exploring religious freedom

4/9/2019
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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. This is part of a series of interviews leading up to our major conference in May, Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom: https://www.secularism.org.uk/2019 Watch this episode on YouTube:...

Duration:00:34:11

Rudolf Eliott Lockhart: Exploring religious freedom

3/19/2019
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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. This is part of a series of interviews leading up to our major conference in May, Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom secularism.org.uk/secularism-2019 Watch this episode on YouTube: youtu.be/cVE8vsffUOk Transcript:...

Duration:00:41:22

Dr Antony Lempert: Exploring religious freedom

3/12/2019
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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. This is part of a series of interviews leading up to our major conference in May, Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdPBHCZICPc&feature=youtu.be Transcript:...

Duration:00:32:12

Annie Laurie Gaylor – Exploring religious freedom

2/26/2019
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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. This is part of a series of interviews leading up to our major conference in May, Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom. www.secularism.org.uk/2019 Watch this episode on YouTube. | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cspncemMA9A&feature=youtu.be Links...

Duration:00:26:25

Maryam Namazie – Exploring religious freedom

2/11/2019
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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. This is part of a series of interviews leading up to our major conference in May, Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom. https://www.secularism.org.uk/2019 Transcript:...

Duration:00:32:22

Rachel Laser – Exploring religious freedom

1/29/2019
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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. https://www.secularism.org.uk/2019 Discuss this episode on Facebook Watch this episode on YouTube Links to Rachel’s recommended reads: God and Government: Twenty-Five Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism, and Freedom Of...

Duration:00:31:52

Stephen Evans – Exploring religious freedom

1/16/2019
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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. Discuss this episode on Facebook. Watch this episode on YouTube Links to the books/films that Stephen...

Duration:00:18:12