Sean Faircloth is touring Australia and New Zealand this March / April 2013. Following are links to interviews he has done during this tour.
Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life — by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation
Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Published on 14 Jun 2013
Sean Faircloth is author of Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All & What We Can Do About It which offers a specific plan for secular activism. as he does in this talk: http://bit.ly/11iGcX8 Faircloth is Director of Strategy & Policy with the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science. Faircloth served ten years in the Maine legislature and was elected Majority Whip by his colleagues in his last term. Faircloth successfully spearheaded over thirty laws.
This talk was sponsored by the Humanist Society of Western Australia and recorded at the University of Western Australia in Perth on April 2, 2013.
Sean Faircloth – Countering Religious Extremism
Published on Apr 8, 2013, http://www.rationalist.com.au/
Countering Religious Extremism: Australia and Abroad
As part of the “RECLAIMING A SECULAR AUSTRALIA” Tour, UMSS and RSA together present Sean Faircloth, Director of Strategy and Planning for of the Richard Dawkins Foundation
Discussion about the role of religion in society, the growing influence of religious lobby groups, the prospect of rising religious conflict in Australia and other parts of the world.
DATE / TIME: Tuesday March 26th 2013 at 7:00pm
VENUE: “The Spot” (Basement Theatre) 198 Berkeley Street Parkville, Victoria
Wilbur Wilde, Sean Faircloth, Nina Conti, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan
774 ABC Melbourne, by John Standish, 2 April 2013
Keeping society secular, and 21st century ventriloquism. With live music from the Grigoryan Brothers.
Wilbur Wilde is Jon Faine’s co-host.
Their first guest is the Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, Sean Faircloth. Sean is touring Australia for the Rationalist Society of Australia. He is author of Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All – and What We Can Do About It (Pitchstone Press).
Church and State – The Sydney Opera House
Published on 2 Apr 2013
The latest edition of Ideas at the House explores the idea of the separation of Church and State, discussing the traditional influence religion has always had. As well as the rise of the religious right in the United States, and, internationally where these groups have influenced opinion. Join AC Grayling, Sean Faircloth, FR Frank Brennan SJ, and Hon. Pru Goward MP as they debate whether religion and politics will ever be truly separated, and discuss the implications for modern life, science and democracy.
Sean Faircloth: church and state
Radio New Zealand National, Kim Hill, 30th March 2013
Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and author of Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All – and What We Can Do About It. (37′06″)
Hear Sean Faircloth from the Richard Dawkins Foundation on Breakfasters
3RRR, 26 March 2013
Sean Faircloth, the Director of Strategy and Policy at the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, is in Melbourne for a series of talks on secularism, democracy and the religious right.
He joins Fee, Lorin and Stew to discuss how he believes religion has polluted politics in America, and advocates using science and reason to turn the trend around.
Is Religious Influence Growing in our Government?
26 Mar 2013 | Filed under Featured | Posted by nadine
Is growing conservatism in Australia linked to a spread of religious influence amongst our government? Speaking to Sean Faircloth from the Richard Dawkins Foundation – he believes so.
Touring Australia with his book ‘Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All – And What We Can Do About It’, he warns that a growing trend in religious organisational power within our government could serve as a threat for generations to come.
The queer community should pay particular attention; Faircloth believes that if not met with resistance, unjust religious right to discriminate will remain and increase as politicians cave in to what he calls religious power pressure points:
“Which is why it’s really up to us, the citizens, to go ‘no I’ve had enough of this’, we need to be willing to organise and speak out for a secular perspective”, he said.
Secular Values – Sean Faircloth in Australia
Interviewed by Adam Ford, Published on 25 Mar 2013
Sean Faircloth of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. He is the author of Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All — and What We Can Do About It (Pitchstone Press, released February 2012).
Faircloth, an attorney, served five terms in the Maine Legislature including appointments on the Judiciary and Appropriations Committees. In his final term, Faircloth was elected Majority Whip.
In 2009 Faircloth became executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, advocating for separation of church and state, and for greater acceptance of nontheistic viewpoints in American life.
In September 2011 he became the Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and was the opening speaker for Dawkins’ book tour.
Faircloth’s first book published by Pitchstone Press, Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All – and What We Can Do About It was released in February 2012.
Series 2013: Friday, 22nd March 2013
Sean Faircloth talks about secularism and the religions right.
Life Matters – Attack of the theocrats: Sean Faircloth
Broadcast:Monday 25 March 2013
Here in Australia the Lord’s Prayer is read at the beginning of each sitting of the federal parliament. For some this breaches the secular principle that state and religion should be kept separate, while others see it as an appropriate tradition.
Sean Faircloth is an attorney by profession, and served five terms in the US state of Maine’s legislature. He argues that the separation of church and state in the US, as laid out in their First Amendment, is under threat from much more than a chaplain opening congress with a prayer.
JJJ – Hack
Monday 25th March
Do right wing religious groups in Australia have too much power? Meet the American who has come to our shores to warn you about what has happened in the US. We have a debate about the political influence of faith based organisations. Sean Faircloth is Director at the Richard Dawkins Centre for Reason and Science and Author of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All. Plus all your calls and texts. AND Westboro Baptist Church get a bright new neighbour and Ken Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch.