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Topics: Humanism, Politics, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Coming out atheist, Community group organizing, Event planning, Leaving religion, Religious criticism, Starting a group, Women & gender
After nearly 20 years in congregational pastoral ministry Ryan left his church in 2013 and shortly thereafter began an exploration of atheism and humanism and wrote about his experience at the Year Without God blog. His experience and writing became an international phenomenon and was covered by CNN, BBC, NPR, Los Angeles Times, and dozens …Learn more about Ryan Bell >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Debates, Politics, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Community group organizing, Separation of church and state
August Berkshire is the president of Minnesota Atheists (MNA) and is a past vice president of Atheist Alliance International (AAI). He serves on the boards of directors of Camp Quest of Minnesota (CQMN) and Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), and is on the speaker’s bureau for the Secular Student Alliance (SSA) and the Center for …Learn more about August Berkshire >
Topics: Humanism, Philosophy, Science (General), Social Issues & Movements, Sociology & Anthropology
Subtopics: Alternative medicine, Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Coming out atheist, Community group organizing, Conspiracy theories, Ethics & morality, Event planning, Evolution, LGBTQ issues, Meaning of life, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Philosophy of science, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Science education, Sex & sexuality, Skeptic movement
Ben is an organizer and activist best known for his service work through the Pathfinders Project, a yearlong international service trip sponsored by Foundation Beyond Belief. The Pathfinders supported clean water, education, human rights, and environmental conservation work around in eight countries the globe, as well as providing the framework for the Humanist Service Corps. …Learn more about Ben Blanchard >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Psychology, Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Event planning, LGBTQ issues, Mental illness
As a student, JT Eberhard co-founded the Missouri State University Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which became one of the nation’s largest and most active college skeptic groups within a year. He would go on to lead the group for five years. He previously served as the High School Specialist with the Secular Student …Learn more about JT Eberhard >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Humanism
Subtopics: African American humanism, Campus group organizing, Community group organizing, Event planning, Starting a group
Debbie Goddard is the outreach director at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, NY. She is also the director of African Americans for Humanism. Before working for CFI, she participated in local freethought groups in the greater Philadelphia region and helped organize and support campus groups internationally as a student volunteer. She has also been involved …Learn more about Debbie Goddard >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Humanism, Religion
Subtopics: African American humanism, Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Starting a group
Mark D. Hatcher is a PhD candidate of Neurophysiology at Howard University and CFO of Black Atheists of America. He started Secular Students of Howard University (SSHU). SSHU is the first officially recognized secular organization to be held at a historically black college or university. Mark has given talks for the Center for Inquiry, The …Learn more about Mark D. Hatcher >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Politics, Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Coming out atheist, Community group organizing, Event planning, Free expression issues, History of atheism/secularism, Islam, Leaving religion, LGBTQ issues, Lobbying, Religious criticism, Religious extremism, Separation of church and state, Starting a group
Maryam Namazie is an Iranian-born writer and activist. She is the Spokesperson for Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation, One Law for All and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. She hosts a weekly television programme in Persian and English called Bread and Roses. She is on the International Advisory Board of the Raif Badawi …Learn more about Maryam Namazie >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Humanism, Philosophy, Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Campus group organizing, Ethics & morality, LGBTQ issues
Chris Stedman is the Interfaith and Community Service Fellow for the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University and the Managing Director of State of Formation, a new initiative at the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue. Chris received an MA in Religion from Meadville Lombard Theological School at the University of Chicago, for which he was awarded the …Learn more about Chris Stedman >