Talking the 'Hereafter' With Atheists and Believers

Today's guest blogger is Nicholas Lang, an intern at Interfaith Youth Core and a senior at DePaul University. Lang co-founded the Queer Intercollegiate Alliance and is head of campus outreach for the Secular Humanist Alliance of Chicago. He's previously written for NonProphet Status about his personal journey as a queer agnostic interested in interfaith work, about Park51 and the state of American dialogue and  on the ramifications of “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day.” Without further ado:A couple … [Read more...]

LGBTQ Find Unexpected Hope in Interfaith

Following Monday's guest post, "The Gay Divide," I'm excited to bring you yet another perspective on queer issues and interfaith work. Today's post for our ongoing series of guest contributors comes from Robert Chlala, a Campus Engagement Associate with the Interfaith Youth Core. Written in advance of the recent IFYC Interfaith Leadership Institutes, it is an important and timely message on the importance of LGBTQ participation in interfaith work. As a queer interfaith advocate, Robert's message … [Read more...]

Why Pluralism is the Way Forward: Resources for the Nonreligious

I have two new articles up at The New Humanism, a publication of the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University. In the first, I wrestle with the question: "Should the Nonreligious Join in Interfaith Work?" In the second, I offer some best practices, cautionary considerations, and potential obstacles for nonreligious involvement in interfaith work.These two articles are my attempt to offer an introductory but comprehensive consideration of the issues surrounding nonreligious involvement in the … [Read more...]

Common Ground in the Non-Religious Movement?

Today's post in our series of guest contributors is by Vladimir Chituc, President of the Secular Student Alliance at Yale. Like previous guest contributors Lucy Gubbins and Heidi Anderson, Vladimir wrestles with the issue of how atheists, agnostics, humanists, skeptics and the like should approach religion and the religious, and how the larger movement might work toward establishing some shared goals. Without further ado:As a relative newcomer to the broader skeptic and humanist movement, … [Read more...]

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...]


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