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Fwd: Bryant University hosts “Faitheist” author Chris Stedman with Local Humanists

From: Scott
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Subject: 	Bryant University hosts “Faitheist” author Chris Stedman with
Local Humanists
From: 	Steve Ahlquist <[address removed]>

The Humanists of Rhode Island are co-hosting
/Faitheist/ author Chris Stedman at the Bryant University Interfaith
Center at 7 PM Wednesday, November 28th. I want to invite everyone on
this list to extend this invitation to their respective groups and to
every other interested person.

Bryant University is located at 1500 Douglas Pike in Smithfield, RI.

Here's the press release:



*Humanists of Rhode Island contact:*



H*[address removed] <mailto:[address removed]>*H



*Tony Houston (401)[masked]*

Bryant University Hosts “Faitheist” Author with Local Humanists

Author Chris Stedman will speak at Bryant University at 7PM on
Wednesday, November 28. Copies of his book, “Faitheist: How an Atheist
Found Common Ground with the Religious” will be available for sale, with
proceeds going to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The event, co-sponsored
by Humanists of Rhode Island, will be held in the Bryant Interfaith
Center. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Having endured intolerance as a gay Christian and then as an atheist
interfaith activist, Stedman now argues for respectful dialogue between
atheists and believers and cooperation in social action between secular
and interfaith communities. He is the Assistant Humanist Chaplain at
Harvard University, Values in Action Coordinator at the Humanist
Community at Harvard and author of “Non-Prophet Status,” a blog
dedicated to atheist-interfaith engagement.

Stedman earned his MA in Religion from the University of Chicago and
served on the Leadership Team of the Common Ground Campaign, a response
to anti-Muslim rhetoric and violence surrounding the Park51 controversy.
He also served as a Content Developer for the Interfaith Youth Corps and
now sits on the Board of Directors of the interfaith global development
organization World Faith and advises the “Challenge the Gap” charitable
initiative of the Foundation Beyond Belief.

The Bryant campus is located at 1500 Douglas Pike in Smithfield, RI.
Campus sponsors include Literary and Cultural Studies, History and
Social Sciences, Applied Psychology, the Women’s Center, the College of
Arts and Sciences and the Interfaith Center.

*Humanism is a non-theistic philosophy based on reason, compassion,
optimism and action. Humanists of Rhode Island was formed in April of
2011 with the intention of demonstrating these values though
volunteerism and service work.*

* *

* <http://humanistsr...;­*




Thank you everyone for your time and attention,

Steve Ahlquist

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