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Episode Info: In this week’s episode, Emma Park is joined by the NSS’s Megan Manson and Chris Sloggett to discuss the Church of England’s privileged role in Remembrance Sunday. Is it right that the church should lead the service of remembrance at the Cenotaph? Does the C of E represent modern Britain? Will Britain continue to remember if the ritual of remembrance is tied up with religion? Emma then speaks to Keith Porteous Wood, president of the NSS, about the society’s campaign to expose institutional abuse in the Catholic Church. Is the Vatican making a genuine effort to tackle clerical abuse? If not, why not? And how far is similar abuse a problem in the Church of England and other religious organisations? Follow Emma on Twitter: @DrEmmaPark Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG8uFzesJOQ&feature=youtu.be Transcripts: https://www.secularism.org.uk/transcripts Notes The Church of England’s privileged role in Remembrance Sunday and other ceremonies – NSS view https://www.secularism.org.uk/ceremonies/ ‘Remembrance Sunday should not be dominated by religion’ – Dan Snow https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2014/11/remembrance-sunday-should-not-be-dominated-by-religion The Cenotaph https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/104 ‘By the Grace of God’ shows the need to hold the Catholic Church accountable on child abuse https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2019/10/by-the-grace-of-god-shows-the-need-to-hold-the-catholic-church-accountable-on-child-abuse The NSS’s submission to the UN Human Rights Council, 18th September 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5ysn0r7PA0&feature=youtu.be Make a stand for freedom, fairness and human rights by adding your voice to the call for a secular democracy. Join the National Secular Society today https://www.secularism.org.uk/join Support the podcast, share with a friend and leave a five star review everywhere you can.
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