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Lowell Lecture

Too Liberal for Religion

Date & Time

Oct. 22, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Main Function Room, Sargent Hall
Suffolk University
Sargent Hall, 1st floor
120 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02108
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Emily Jendzejec (Pastoral Minister for Young Adults at the Paulist Center) Christopher Raiche (former Buddhist monk, Values in Action Intern at the Humanist Community at Harvard University) Chris Stedman (Executive Director of Yale University Humanist Community and author of Faitheist) Moderator: Rev. Amy Fisher (Suffolk University Chaplain)

Presenting Organization

Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University




Jennifer Bonardi (, 617-305-6316)

Why do so many progressives shy away from identifying as “religious,” and should our society attempt to reverse this trend? Do liberals believe that science and religion don’t mix, or that their politics are at odds with the church? Do they question the educational value of myths, or the necessity of building community around shared rituals? Are there more atheists now, or just more people who prefer to identify as “spiritual”? And what should we think of those who engage in religious practices without ascribing to the religion (e.g. yoga, meditation, etc.)?

Chris Stedman will be signing and selling his book, Faitheist, at the close of the event in the lobby.