Benedict sits down with Dan Barker, co-President of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, which works on keeping the church and state separate in the United States and provides a community for non-believers. They talk about the foundation, the pledge of allegiance, and what it’s like to debate religion in the Bible belt.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/325977263″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]
Nora Repo is a Finnish Doctor of philosophy who specialises in Islam in the Balkans and has a lot of experience in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue initiatives. Her doctoral dissertation covered Albanian women in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia which identified some very interesting tendencies in interplay of identities, Islam and religiosity.