Announcing the Winners of the Share Your Secular Story Contest!

When we put out a call for stories just a few months ago, we received an influx of submissions from all across the United States and even across the globe, with entries from Ireland and Kenya and a story from one entrant's childhood growing up in India. This great diversity of submissions made judging these and determining a batch of winners a difficult task for our esteemed panel of judges made up by the former Director of Amnesty International and 2000 "Humanist of the Year" Dr. William … [Read more...]

Religion and Secular Roundup: Stalkin’, Chalkin’, and… Nothing About Richard Dawkins

It's been a long minute since I've done one of these, so I'm bringing it back. Below, some recent highlights (and lowlights) relevant to secularism, interfaith and religion:Will Atheism replace religion? That's the claim made by Nigel Barber over at Psychology Today. What do you think? His points are well made, but I don't agree with all of them. Religion meets some fundamental needs and is continuing to adapt to contemporary context, as it always has. His portrayal of religion as … [Read more...]

In Brief: Jettison Quarterly, Fish Out of Water, SYSS, Robocalls

And now, some things going on in the world of NonProphet Status!Jettison Quarterly at NEXTThis past weekend I worked at the booth for Jettison Quarterly, the Chicago-based Arts and Culture magazine for which I am the Religion Staff Writer, at NEXT 2010: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, a part of Chicago's Artopolis. The fair was a blast, as much for the excellent works on display as for the people I met. Writing for Jettison is great because it covers such a spectrum of … [Read more...]

Announcing the Share Your Secular Story Contest!

We've been hinting that something exciting has been in the works for the past couple weeks; well, folks, the day is finally here.We are so excited to announce the Share Your Secular Story contest, a call for stories by NonProphet Status!We're seeking previously unpublished personal stories written from a secular (Secular Humanist, Atheist, Agnostic, et al.) perspective. The stories of secular people are scattered because we as a people are scattered. Because there is little cohesion among … [Read more...]


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