Emma Park is editor of the Freethinker.
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Paul Fitzgerald, a.k.a. Polyp, is a radical cartoonist. He is the author of 'Paine: A Fantastical Visual Biography' (2022), a graphic novel about Thomas Paine.
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Bob Forder is the National Secular Society's historian, a bookseller, freethought book collector, and former history teacher.
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Modus Tollens is the Freethinker's correspondent for Diversity, Respect and Social Cohesion.
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Kunwar Khuldune Shahid is a political journalist and Pakistan correspondent for The Diplomat.
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Nathan G. Alexander is the author of Race in a Godless World: Atheism, Race, and Civilization, 1850-1914 and the co-host of the Beyond Atheism podcast. He holds a PhD in modern history from the University of St Andrews.
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Madeleine Goodall is the Humanist Heritage Coordinator for Humanists UK. Since 2019 she has been researching the history and influence of humanism, atheism, and freethought in the UK to mark 125 years of Humanists UK. The major output of this project has been the Humanist Heritage website.
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Porcus Sapiens is Faith Watch columnist at the Freethinker and a quirk of evolution.
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Andrew L. Seidel is the Vice President of Strategic Communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, an author, and an attorney who has defended the separation of church and state for more than a decade. He has written books about Christian nationalism and religious freedom, and organised and contributed to the groundbreaking report, 'Christian Nationalism at the January 6, 2021, Insurrection'.
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A.C. Grayling is a philosopher, author, Master of the New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford.
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Jacques Berlinerblau is a professor at Georgetown University, Washington DC. He has written many scholarly books and articles on secularism, including 'How to be Secular' (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and the recently released 'Secularism: The Basics' (Routledge).
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Ray Argyle was a Canadian writer and author of 'Inventing Secularism: The Radical Life of George Jacob Holyoake'. He died in June 2022.
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Stephen Evans is CEO of the National Secular Society.
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Derk Venema teaches law at the Open University of the Netherlands. He previously taught jurisprudence at Radboud University Nijmegen. He has published on law and war, transitional justice, legal ethics, Pastafarianism, and legal philosophy. He is not a Pastafari, although he fears the Flying Spaghetti Monster might not agree.
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Andrew Whitehead is a former BBC correspondent, an honorary professor at Nottingham University and the biographer of Freda Bedi. He is a member of the National Secular Society.
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Richard Scorer is a lawyer who represents victims and survivors of abuse. He is the author of ‘Betrayed: The English Catholic Church and the Sex Abuse Crisis', and a vice president of the National Secular Society.
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Khadija Khan is a journalist and commentator based in the UK. She writes for different publications, focusing on human rights, mainly women’s rights, as well as minorities and extremism.
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Russell Sandberg is Professor of Law at Cardiff University. His research interrogates the interaction between law and the humanities with particular reference to legal history and the legal regulation of religion and belief.
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Megan Manson is head of campaigns at the National Secular Society.
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Rachel Laser is the President and CEO at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and a lawyer, advocate and strategist. As senior counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, she founded and ran the Pharmacy Refusal Project, which challenged pharmacists who were refusing to fill women’s birth control prescriptions in the name of religion. She is the author of 'Uncovering White Privilege: A Primer'.
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Niko Alm is an Austrian media entrepreneur. He used to publish VICE (Austria and Switzerland) and co-founded Addendum, a platform for investigative journalism. He is a founding member of the Austrian liberal political party NEOS, and was a Member of Parliament from 2013 to 2017. He is the author of ‘Ohne Bekenntnis’ (‘Faithless’), a 2019 book on secularism.
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David McGrogan is Associate Professor of Law at Northumbria Law School. His research looks critically at international human rights law, with particular reference to how it serves to buttress the power of the state.
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Mienke de Wilde is a Dutch law student, playful opinion-maker and Pastafarian. In 2016 she applied for a driver's licence with a pasta strainer on her head, which was denied. This resulted in the first decision at the European Court of Human Rights about Pastafarianism.
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Paul Cliteur is emeritus professor of Jurisprudence at Leiden University. He was also a professor of Philosophy at the University of Delft and visiting professor at Hastings College of the Law, University of California. He is the author of 'The Secular Outlook' (2010) and 'Theoterrorism versus Freedom of Speech' (2019), and he edited 'The Fall and Rise of Blasphemy Law' (2016).
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