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Ask an Atheist Panel Discussion

Hartford Faith & Values (, Connecticut’s nonsectarian, nonprofit religion news website, has teamed up with The Yale Humanist Community to host “Ask an Atheist” forum in New Haven.

The April 7 forum will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Yale University’s Linsly-Chittenden Hall,  room LC 102, at 63 High Street in New Haven.


The forum will provide the public and faith community the opportunity to ask questions of secular groups in Connecticut. Panelists include Chris Stedman, a Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, the atheist columnist for the Religion News Service, author of Faitheist and Coordinator of Humanist Life for the Yale Humanist Community, Dennis Paul Himes, Connecticut State Director of American Atheists, Tanya Barrett, co-chair of the Connecticut Coalition of Reason, and Dan Blinn, a co-chair of the Connecticut Coalition of Reason and a Humanist columnist for HartfordFAVS.

The forum is free for Yale University students and open to the public. The faith community is encouraged to attend.

Water will be provided. A suggested donation of $5 (cash or checks can be made payable to Religion News LLC accepted). The event is a fundraiser for Hartford Faith & Values.

Editor Ann Marie Somma is available for interviews about the forum. Call her at[masked] or email her at [masked].

About Hartford Faith & Values Hartford Faith & Values is one of five sites for Religion News LLC’s three-year community religion news project, funded through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment. The nonprofit site, an affiliate of the award-winning Religion News Service, launched in September 2012.

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  • gail b.

    i live by logic and reason. therefore i am an atheist. i hope my stomach doesn't do anxiety butterflies upon hearing the questions of religious attendees. should be very interesting......

    April 1, 2014

  • gail b.

    new haven works for me; and i trust should be well attended, regardless of sponsor... there are many atheist meetups in many towns; things are looking up!?

    March 20, 2014

  • Kevin & P.

    This event should be held in the Hartford area, as it is sponsored by "Hartford" Faith & Values.

    March 20, 2014

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