Here’s a nifty idea: What if churches volunteered to interview an atheist for a church service as part of a mutually beneficial dialogue?
You’d need atheists willing to be interviewed and pastors willing to challenge their congregations — and both sides would have to respect the fact that this would be a dialogue and not a debate.
In May of last year, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) hosted Women in Secularism, a conference about issues of importance to women who identify as atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, and skeptics. It was the first event of its kind by a national secular organization to feature an all-female speaker lineup. You can see videos of the presentations and panels here. [Read more...]