Ahead of Libraries Week 2017 Alastair Lichten argues that libraries’ values of free expression and pluralism illustrate how a vibrant secular democracy should work.
Our public services: the majority of which are thankfully free from religious discrimination and privilege; show secularist principles in action. This is especially true for libraries, which challenge the notion that secularism is a rival, rather than defender, of pluralism.
The ‘NSS articles’ category contains links to my opinion pieces, written while a campaigns officer or head of education for the National Secular Society, before June 2022. You can read the full original of this article here >>>
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