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Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Education, Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Filmmaking, History of religion
Doug Cowan is a professor of Religious Studies at Renison University College at the University of Waterloo, and specializes in religion and film, television, and popular culture. Lately, he has become particularly interested in the spiritual relationship we have with things, with the objects around us and with which we fill our lives. He has …Learn more about Doug Cowan >
Topics: Education, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
Subtopics: Critical thinking, Ethics & morality, Evolutionary psychology, History of religion, Psychology of religion, Science education
Dr. Christopher DiCarlo is a philosopher, educator, and author. He often teaches in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Toronto (in Scarborough). He is also a lifetime member of Humanist Canada and an Expert Advisor for the Centre for Inquiry Canada. He has been invited to speak at numerous national and international conferences …Learn more about Christopher DiCarlo >
Topics: History, Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, History of religion, Religious criticism
David Fitzgerald has been called “one of the busiest atheist activists in the Bay Area.” In addition to serving on the board of San Francisco Atheists and CFI-SF, he has also been the Director/Co-Founder of both the world’s first Atheist Film Festival and Evolutionpalooza!, San Francisco’s oldest annual Darwin Day celebration. In addition, he is …Learn more about David Fitzgerald >
Subtopics: History of religion, Islam, Religious extremism
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and one time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a terrorist Islamic organization JI with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri who became later on the second in command of Al-Qaeda. Some twenty-five years ago, he recognized the threat of Radical Islam and the need for …Learn more about Tawfik Hamid >
Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Humanism, Religion
Subtopics: African American humanism, History of religion, Music
Monica R. Miller is Assistant Professor of Religion and Africana Studies at Lehigh University and among other publications, author of Religion and Hip Hop (Routledge, 2012). Miller currently serves as a Senior Research Fellow with The Institute for Humanist Studies (Washington, DC), Co-Chair and founder of Critical Approaches to the Study of Hip Hop and …Learn more about Monica Miller >
Topics: Humanism, Religion
Subtopics: African American humanism, History of religion
Anthony B. Pinn is the Director of Research at the Institute for Humanist Studies and the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University. Pinn is also the founding director of the Rice University Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL). CERCL seeks to explore and enhance in …Learn more about Anthony Pinn >
Topics: Biology, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
Subtopics: Evolution, History of religion, Naturalism, Psychology of religion, Sex & sexuality, Women & gender
Lionel Tiger is the Charles Darwin Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Rutgers University. His title reflects his pioneering role in introducing biosocial data into the social sciences. Since the mid-1960’s he has been deeply involved in bridging the gap between the natural and social sciences. He has asserted that the words used appear to imply …Learn more about Lionel Tiger >