Yale Humanists Shine a Light on Humanism

One of the greatest powers of religion is its capacity to uplift people, to grab hold of something deep in the core of humanity and raise it high, as a beacon we can all follow. At their best, religions have an extraordinary capacity to craft stories and symbols which offer a vision of an improved humanity. [Read More…]

Humanism at Yale Week!

The Yale Humanist Community – an exceptional group of Humanists led by Humanist interfaith activist Chris Stedman – is hosting a fantastic panoply of events in the second week of April – Humanism at Yale Week. From discussion panels to service projects, the week promises a wide-ranging exploration of what it means to be a Humanist [Read More…]

Some Atheists Are “Joiners” Because All Atheists Are People

Conservative commentator S.E. Cupp recently appeared in an utterly weird segment for CNN claiming that conservative atheists are better than progressive ones. There’s lots wrong with the video, and Humanist interfaith activist Chris Stedman has written two excellent takedowns here and here challenging some of her ridiculous claims (“conservatives have no problem with atheists!”, “atheists aren’t politically marginalized!”). They’re [Read More…]

Chris Stedman’s ‘Faitheist’ Adds Needed Voice to the Culture Wars for Atheists and the Religious, by John W. Morehead

I have for some time wanted to post a review of Chris Stedman’s recent book “Faitheist“. However, since I work so closely with Chris, and have a great friendship with him, I did not feel it appropriate initially to review the book myself. Therefore, when Evangelical Christian John W. Morehead approached me and asked if [Read More…]

The Humanist Community at Harvard – Sharing Our Vision, Everywhere

Most of you will know I work for the Humanist Community at Harvard as their Research and Education Fellow. We’re a community-building non-profit in Cambridge, MA which runs a community center for Harvard undergraduates, grad students, alumni, and the Boston population. We have weekly small group discussion meetings, social events, and public Sunday platforms where [Read More…]

Chris Stedman Represents Atheists on MSNBC!

The title says it all: Humanist Community at Harvard Assistant Chaplain Chris Stedman appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show yesterday morning to discuss religion and the tragedy in Newtown. You can see him speaking up for atheists here! [Read more…]

Humanist Community at Harvard 2012 Fundraiser Blogathon Recap!

Donate to the Humanist Community at Harvard here! My workplace, the Humanist Community at Harvard, is fundraising right now to support our extensive service program, our community center, and our continual public outreach promoting Humanism. Part of the fundraising drive was a blogathon by Chris Stedman and Chelsea Link, and you can find a great recap of the whole thing [Read More…]