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Challenging religious privilege, for freedom, fairness and secularism

Challenging religious privilege, for freedom, fairness and secularism

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Challenging religious privilege, for freedom, fairness and secularism

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English


Episodes

Terry Sanderson’s memoir shows gay and secularist activism go hand in hand – Opinion Out Loud Ep 016

1/4/2022
Opinion Out Loud brings you a selection of the National Secular Society's opinion pieces in audio format. Helen Nicholls reviews The Reluctant Gay Activist, the revised memoir of former NSS president Terry Sanderson. Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2021/10/terry-sandersons-memoir-shows-that-gay-and-secularist-activism-often-go-hand-in-hand

Duration:00:05:27

An end of year message from our chief executive

12/23/2021
It's that time of year again, when we look forward to a break and reflect on the year that's been. Read the full message: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2021/12/a-message-from-the-chief-executive

Duration:00:02:00

Ep 63: Christian education challenged in court – a Northern Ireland case

12/21/2021
A ground-breaking case on the right to a pluralistic education in Northern Ireland is currently being considered by the High Court. Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/12/ep-63

Duration:00:41:04

Ep 62: Islamist ideology and free speech

12/7/2021
An interview with journalist Kunwar Khuldune Shahid on Islamist ideology and jihadism, blasphemy, and the importance of free speech. Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/12/ep-62

Duration:00:43:26

‘Inclusive language’ in the army is meaningless without inclusive culture – Opinion Out Loud Ep 015

11/30/2021
Opinion Out Loud brings you a selection of the National Secular Society's opinion pieces in audio format. The Armed Forces must dismantle their institutional Christian privilege if they are truly committed to inclusivity, says Megan Manson. Read this original opinion piece: ‘Inclusive language’ in the army is meaningless without inclusive culture - National Secular Society (secularism.org.uk)

Duration:00:10:23

Ep 61: Books for Secularists

11/16/2021
Looking to explore the currents of thought behind secularism? Here are nine books to begin with. Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/11/ep-61

Duration:00:40:42

Ep 60: Atheists in foxholes – religion and the army

11/2/2021
In an increasingly secular country, why does the British army retain its exclusively Christian practices? Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/11/ep-60

Duration:00:33:53

Beware the government’s “new normal” of faith-based public services – Opinion Out Loud Ep 014

10/26/2021
Opinion Out Loud brings you a selection of the National Secular Society's opinion pieces in audio format. A new government fund exclusively for faith groups threatens to embed religious privilege into public services, warns Megan Manson. Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2021/09/beware-the-governments-new-normal-of-faith-based-public-services

Duration:00:10:18

Ep 59: The advancement of religion

10/19/2021
Should organisations be entitled to tax breaks and other privileges solely on the basis that they ‘advance religion’? Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/10/ep-59

Duration:00:32:43

Schools should be liberated from the compulsion of worship – Opinion Out Loud Ep 013

10/12/2021
Opinion Out Loud brings you a selection of the National Secular Society's opinion pieces in audio format. As a bill to reform collective worship progresses in parliament, Stephen Evans argues that the time has come for lawmakers to recognise that laws mandating worship have no place in modern Britain. Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2021/09/schools-should-be-liberated-from-the-compulsion-of-worship

Duration:00:06:25

Ep 58: Reforming marriage law

10/5/2021
What’s wrong with marriage law in England and Wales, and how can it be made fit for purpose in the twenty-first century? Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/10/ep-58

Duration:00:41:57

Ep 57: Secularism around the world: Hungary

9/21/2021
How far has Viktor Orbán’s illiberal Christian regime undermined secularism in Hungary? Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/09/ep-57

Duration:00:40:40

Ep 56: The Assisted Dying Bill 2021

9/7/2021
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? Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/09/ep-56

Duration:00:47:32

Ep 55: Pastafarianism and the meaning of ‘religion’

8/24/2021
A spoof religion devised to mock creationism has attracted a global following. But what does ‘religion’ mean anyway? With Derk Venema (03:20), Tanya Watkins (28:35), and Tony Meacham (43:17). Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/08/ep-55

Duration:00:51:20

Schools aren’t there to save the church – Opinion Out Loud Ep 012

8/17/2021
Opinion Out Loud brings you a selection of the National Secular Society's opinion pieces in audio format. The Church of England's new evangelical missional strategy should lead us to question its entitlement to proselytise in schools, argues Stephen Evans. Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2021/07/schools-arent-there-to-save-the-church

Duration:00:07:33

Helping the public shouldn’t mean pushing religion on people – Opinion Out Loud Ep 010

7/27/2021
Opinion Out Loud brings you a selection of the National Secular Society's opinion pieces in audio format. A parliamentary group has removed provisions in its 'faith covenant' that prevent faith groups from proselytising when delivering public services. This leaves vulnerable people open to exploitation, says Megan Manson. Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2021/07/helping-the-public-shouldnt-mean-pushing-religion-on-people

Duration:00:08:05

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

7/20/2021
“Not one single residential school was ever built with a playground. But every single residential school had ample space for a cemetery.” Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/07/ep-54

Duration:00:30:41

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

7/6/2021
The history of LGBT rights in the UK has been one long struggle against prejudice, entrenched views – and organised religion. Full shownotes and subscriber information: www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/07/ep-53

Duration:00:46:50

The religious threat to global human rights must be taken seriously – Opinion Out Loud Ep 010

6/29/2021
Opinion Out Loud brings you a selection of the National Secular Society's opinion pieces in audio format. UN efforts to challenge violations of human rights should consider both oppressive laws which theocrats uphold in former colonies and efforts to impose similar agendas further afield, says Keith Porteous Wood. Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2021/05/the-religious-threat-to-global-human-rights-must-be-taken-seriously

Duration:00:08:08

Ep 52: A new Catholic school for Peterborough

6/22/2021
A new Catholic primary school is about to be constructed in Hampton Water, Peterborough, despite local opposition. It will be the first state-funded Catholic school in England for a decade. Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/06/ep-52/

Duration:00:42:10