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Chris Stedman

Atheists React To Chapel Hill Shooting Of Muslim Family Members

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion

The fatal shooting Tuesday of three members of a Muslim family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has prompted condemnation and calls for introspection a...

Oprah, Atheists, and the Gift of Ambiguity

David Lose | Posted 12.24.2013 | Religion
David Lose

Yes, you can be well-intentioned and still do harm. That, at least, is what television personality and media mogul Oprah Winfrey learned when she apparently and good-naturedly dismissed Diana Nyad's claim to being an atheist.

Why This Devotee Of God Doesn't Think Atheists Are Demonic

Chris Fici | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Chris Fici

I charge anyone who is challenged by this to think a little deeper, to broaden their experience working with and knowing the non-religious, to try to understand that the religious and the non-religious have a lot to learn from each other.

Do The Beliefs Of Others Infuriate You?

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

While I try to keep an understanding voice, there are beliefs, ideas and individuals that can push my buttons -- and I have plenty of buttons. The boundary between being open to others and being justly offended by the bad beliefs they hold is not always clearly demarcated.

The Pastor That Saved This Gay Atheist

Chris Stedman | Posted 04.05.2013 | Religion
Chris Stedman

I couldn't really take in what I was hearing. Here, finally, was someone in a position of religious authority telling me that there was nothing unnatural about my sexual orientation.

The Evolution Of Religion: God Or The Group

Vlad Chituc | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion
Vlad Chituc

We're social animals, and we're at our best in social groups. Religion just happens to be a really accessible group.

'Faitheist': Social Change Through Storytelling

Stephen Goeman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
Stephen Goeman

Chris Stedman humanizes atheism by sharing his life and his values. He aims to end the cycle of isolation and tribalism by encouraging others to contribute their own story to our collective narrative.

What's A 'Faitheist'? Chris Stedman Explains

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion

(RNS) As the assistant humanist chaplain at Harvard University, Chris Stedman coordinates its "Values in Action" program. In his recent book, "Faithei...

Resisting Condemnation to Save America

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 10.09.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

When we demonize the "other," even in the name of reason, we open the door to a world of zero sum redemption where one person's gain is another person's humiliating loss.

Wild Goose Heaven Our Answer to Hate

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

The second Wild Goose Festival has just ended. I left a piece of my heart in the hills of North Carolina.

Backlash To Lowe's Low

Harris Zafar | Posted 02.14.2012 | Religion
Harris Zafar

An atheist, Chris Stedman may seem to be an unlikely advocate for the rights of Muslims, but he has proven that justice and tolerance are not confined to any particular religious, or non-religious, group.