Author Thomas Page McBee tells RNS about the religious themes of “Man Alive,” the influence of his agnostic mother, religion and the transgender community, and how men can address their own privilege.
Author Archives: Chris Stedman
About Chris Stedman
Chris Stedman is Executive Director of the Yale Humanist Community, Founding Emeritus Managing Director of State of Formation at the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue, a former Harvard University chaplain, and an alum of Interfaith Youth Core. He is the author of Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious http://faitheistbook.com, which Booklist described in a starred review as "an intimate and deeply affecting portrait... [that] proves [he is] an activist in the truest sense and one to watch." Chris was named one of "five next-gen gurus who are disrupting religion's status quo" by Details magazine in 2013, and he has written for publications including Salon, CNN, msnbc, The Advocate, USA Today, The Rumpus, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post On Faith, Religion Dispatches, and Relevant.
Atheist musician Jeremy Messersmith tells RNS how his experiences as a former Christian inspired his most recent album, what he believes now, and why relating to his religious family can feel like going to a Renaissance Festival.
In Joni Eareckson Tada’s world, the real tragedy isn’t that Brittany Maynard is terminally ill. It’s that she’s chosen to manage her suffering in a way Tada finds personally offensive.
New children’s book “Me & Dog” is certainly unusual—but, by comparing belief in God to the relationship between a dog and his owner, is it unfair to believers? Author Gene Weingarten speaks with RNS.
“Despite frequent tokenistic calls for ‘diversity’ within the ‘movement,’ there are virtually no people of color in executive management positions in any of the major secular, atheist, or Humanist organizations.” Author and activist Sikivu Hutchinson tells RNS how a new conference is working to change that.
Ben Affleck, Bill Maher, and Sam Harris debated Islam over the weekend. But their debate was lacking something incredibly important: The voices and perspectives of Muslims and ex-Muslims.
Last weekend the number of “godless congregation” Sunday Assembly locations more than doubled. Here’s why their rapid growth is a welcome reminder of the value of working with and learning from others.
Unfamiliarity with Ethical Culture—a nontheistic, Humanist religion—is more common among some atheists than it should be. Anne Klaeysen tells RNS about the history of Ethical Culture, the challenges it faces today, and what the atheist movement can learn from the original “atheist church.”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn’t the first to be told that we should replace the word feminism with Humanism; in fact, it’s a relatively common refrain. But as he learned, Humanism already means something else.