(RNS) What’s a ‘Faitheist’? Chris Stedman explains

Posted by Kendall Harmon

As the assistant humanist chaplain at Harvard University, Chris Stedman coordinates its “Values in Action” program. In his recent book, “Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious,” he tells how he went from a closeted gay evangelical Christian to an “out” atheist, and, eventually, a Humanist.

On the blog NonProphet Status, and now in the book, Stedman calls for atheists and the religious to come together around interfaith work. It is a position that has earned him both strident -- even violent -- condemnation and high praise. Stedman talked with RNS about how and why the religious and atheists should work together.

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Posted November 26, 2012 at 7:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. upnorfjoel wrote:

The issue for “interfaith” work along side an atheist group or individual like Stedman, is that, as Christians, we have an obligation to make Christ and prayer a visible, integrated component alongside our social or humanitarian efforts.  Without that, we fail to help society with the long-term, permanent answer to any problem we may be working on.  And I’m sorry, but I don’t see Stedman and his ilk ever being accepting of that.

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