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Ep 36: Faith-shaped holes in the Equality Act
Baroness Lynne Featherstone joins the podcast to discuss the tenth anniversary of the Equality Act 2010, the Act's significance and the problems caused by continuing religious privilege, as covered in a recent NSS report.
Full show notes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2020/10/ep36
Rerelease: Circumcision and No Outsiders (Ep 12)
Rerelease of Ep 12. Next new episode (Ep 36) scheduled next Thursday, 15 October.
Check out the full shownotes, video and transcript for this episode: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2019/08/ep-12-circumcision-no-outsiders
Ep 35: Dignity in Dying
In this episode, Emma Park speaks to Lloyd Riley, policy and research manager at Dignity in Dying about campaigns for the legalisation of assisted dying in the UK.
Full show notes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2020/10/ep35
Bonus Ep 4: Stephen Evans – religious oaths
Why make a spectacle out of religion in the courtroom? In this bonus episode Stephen Evans, CEO of the NSS, makes the case for replacing religious oaths and affirmations should be replaced by a universal secular declaration of the solemn duty to tell the truth. Stephen and Emma Park discuss the importance of this issue in the history of the National Secular Society.
Shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast.html
Ep 34: Freedom and fairness in marriage law
In this episode, Emma Park speaks to Stephen Evans and Megan Manson from the NSS team about marriage law reform in England and Wales.
Show notes, transcript and supporter/subscriber information here: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2020/09/ep34
Rerelease: Rudolf Eliott Lockhart (Ep 06: Exploring religious freedom)
Rerelease of Ep 06. Next new episode (Ep 34) scheduled next Thursday, 17 September
Check out the full shownotes, video and transcript for this episode: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2019/03/rudolf-eliott-lockhart-exploring-religious-freedom-episode-06
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