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Harvard's Chris Stedman to Discuss 'Faitheism' Thursday

February 4, 2011

90277February 4, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Chris Stedman, Interfaith and Community Service Fellow for the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University, will come to DePauw University next Thursday, February 10, to deliver a lecture of the Center for Spiritual Life.  Stedman will discuss "Faitheist: How One Atheist Learned to Stop Hating Religion, and Why Atheists and the Religious Must Work Together." The program will take place in the Center for Contemporary Media, Watson Forum, at 7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

In addition to his role at Harvard, Stedman is managing director of State of Formation, a new initiative at the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue. He is also the founder of the blog NonProphet Status, a columnist for the Huffington Post, and the youngest member of the panel of contributors to the Washington Post's "On Faith" blog.

Previously a content developer and adjunct trainer for the Interfaith Youth Core, Stedman is a secular humanist working to foster positive and productive dialogue between faith communities and the nonreligious.

He received an M.A. in religion from Meadville Lombard Theological School at the University of Chicago, where he was awarded the Billings Prize for Most Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. Stedman received his B.A. in religion from Augsburg College.

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