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Re: [Sunday-Assembly-Boston] Fwd: "Soul seekers: How spiritual is secular America?"

From: Dan
Sent on: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 11:38 AM
any chance i can be rmeoved from this conversation?  thanks,

On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 11:38 AM, Zachary Bos <[address removed]> wrote:

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From: Zachary Bos <[address removed]>
Date: Wed, May 7, 2014 at 11:37 AM
Subject: re: "Soul seekers: How spiritual is secular America?"
To: [address removed]

Dear Sara:

I am writing in response to your article on the First Commandment, which in our neck of the woods appeared in

Can I ask: In the course of your research for the piece, did you reach out to representatives of the *specifically* secular portion of America? There are any number of representatives, in national and local groups like the American Humanist Association, the Humanist Institute, Sunday Assembly ("a godless congregation"!), and the Ethical Culture Society -- who would be eager to tell you more about how secular-identifying Americans are living lives that are ethically upstanding and experientially rich.

May I recommend four books to your attention? These would be good starting points in thinking about how to include secular American in your coverage:

- The Citizen Lobbyist: A How-to Manual for Making Your Voice Heard in Government, by Amanda Knief and Rev. Barry W. Lynn
- Good Without God, by Greg Epstein
- Faitheist, by Chris Stedman
- Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans, by David Niose


If you write on related topics in the future, I hope you'll consider including perspectives from people in our large, diverse, and friendly secular community. 

Kind regards from Boston,


_ _

Mr. Zachary W. Bos
Co-chair, Secular Coalition for Massachusetts
Massachusetts State Director, American Atheists
Charter Board Member, Sunday Assembly Boston
Immediate Past President, Boston Atheists 
Humanist Society Secular Invocator
Email:  [address removed]  
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