A Committed Christian's Atheist Heroes

Today's post in our ongoing series of guest bloggers comes from the amazing Amber Hacker, Network Engagement Coordinator at the Interfaith Youth Core. Below, Amber reflects on a few atheists who inspire her and the kinds of honest and respectful conversations atheists and Christians can have. Take it away, Amber!A few months ago I told my friend Chris Stedman, a former Christian and current atheist, that there's nothing I'd love to see more than for him to come back to Christ.This is true, … [Read more...]

Ceci N'est Pas Une Burqa

Today's guest post comes from Nathaniel DeLuca, the Program Coordinator at the Yale University Chaplain's Office. It concerns the French Parliament's 335-1 vote to ban burqa face coverings.NB: Hijab refers to both a head covering and modest dress in general. Check out hijabifashionista to get a sense of how fabulous hijabis can be. The French legislation in question would ban the covering of one’s face; in the case of Muslim women, by the niqab, or veil. Definitions of modesty are unique to e … [Read more...]

SSA Summit Day Two: Chaplains, Invocations and the White House

This post is the second part of a two part report on the Secular Student Alliance's New England Leadership Summit. For a report on the first day, click here.Interview with Greg EpsteinI first had the opportunity to meet Greg Epstein, the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, when I was working onInterfaith Youth Core's 2009 Conference, Leadership for a Religiously Diverse World. We exchanged several emails and had a great conversation at the event itself. We've since stayed in touch, and i … [Read more...]


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