Chris Stedman on “Building Bridges between Atheists and Believers”
- on 4 Apr 2014
- St. Luke's Chapel
Chris Stedman, assistant humanist chaplain at Harvard University and author of Faithiest: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious, will speak in St. Luke’s Chapel on "Finding Our Common Humanity: Building Bridges between Atheists and Believers." Light refreshments will follow the talk. All are invited to attend.
Prior to becoming a chaplain, Stedman worked as the inaugural interfaith and community service fellow for Humanist Community at Harvard. He has a master's in religion (pastoral care and counseling) from Meadville Lombard Theological School at the University of Chicago. He is a columnist for Huffington Post's religion section, a panelist for the Washington Post's “On Faith” column, and since December 2013 has written a regular column for Religion News Service, named “Faitheist” after his memoir of the same name.
In Faitheist, Chris Stedman makes a passionate argument that atheists should engage religious diversity respectfully.
Stedman’s visit to Sewanee is hosted by Sewanee Interfaith (a new student organization), together with All Saints’ Chapel, The School of Theology, the Department of Religion, and Spectrum (formerly known as Sewanee's Gay-Straight Alliance).