Atheism and Faith in Conversation

Sponsored by Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics at Stanford (http://aha.stanford.edu), United Campus Christian Ministry (http://www.stanford.edu/group/uccm/)


Thursday, April 2, 2009
7:30 pm –
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Building 420 (Jordan Hall), room 040

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Hemant Mehta runs the Friendly Atheist weblog (website) and is the author of "I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist's Eyes," a book that chronicles his experiences visiting several Christian churches as an atheist after an unusual eBay auction. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Secular Student Alliance (website). When he's not writing books or speaking at churches, Hemant is a high-school math teacher in the Chicago area.

Rev. Geoff Browning is Campus Minister for the United Campus Christian Ministry at Stanford (website). He has been active in working with peace and justice issues for many years as the Peacemaking Advocate for the Presbytery of San Jose, as a mediator in conflict resolution situations, as well as a facilitator for creative nonviolence workshops. He received his M.Div. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and then spent many years in the high technology industry before returning to ministry. He is passionate about the intersection of spirituality and social justice issues.

The moderator, Rev. Scotty McLennan, is Dean for Religious Life at Stanford. He received his B.A. from Yale University, his M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and serves as a Community Minister at the UU Church of Palo Alto in addition to his role on campus.

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