The Center for Religion and Global Citizenry (CRGS) is collaborating with the Diversity and Inclusion Unit at Student Affairs for a special event with Chris Stedman, author of the book Faitheist: How An Atheist Found Common Ground With Religion (Beacon Press, 2012). Chris is currently teaching at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN; he’s a prolific writer and podcaster. Faitheist is his memoir about coming out, leaving his religious community behind, enrolling at Harvard, getting involved with the AHA, and realizing the importance of religion again.
More information about the event:
Chris Stedman Keynote co-sponsored with the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry, open to the public
Thursday, October 13, 6:30-8:00pm, Memorial Union – Tripp Commons
Faitheist: On Taking Religious and Secular Identities Seriously, and the Importance of Interfaith Dialogue
In a world where religious conflict is front page news and the number of people who identify as religious is declining, is the chasm of understanding between people of different faiths and the nonreligious growing wider? How can people of diverse religious affiliations identify shared values and build partnerships for the common good, and how can we honor and engage the many different religious and secular identities in our campus community? In this presentation and discussion, professor, author, and activist Chris Stedman will share his story—including how studying religion at a Lutheran university helped him understand his identity as an atheist—and invite participants to explore what people of all religious and philosophical worldviews can gain from being in dialogue, how we can better engage religious identity on campus, and how we can work together to improve the world we all share.
This post was authored by Academic Affairs on 10/07/2022.