About the talk:
The latest census revealed that England is no longer a majority-Christian country. Meanwhile, our head of state retains the title of Defender of the Faith; laws requiring Christian worship in schools remain in place; and Church of England bishops retain seats as of right in the legislature. Stephen Evans explores the relationship between religion and state and asks whether time has come to disestablish the Church of England.
About the speaker:
Stephen Evans is the chief executive of the National Secular Society – a campaigning organisation that advocates for a secular democracy where everyone is treated equally, regardless of religion or belief. Stephen is a regular media commentator on religion’s role in public life.