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Student Atheists, Freethinkers Welcome Harvard Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein As Chair of National Advisory Board


Greg EpsteinThe Secular Student Alliance (SSA) is proud to announce that Greg M. Epstein, the Humanist Chaplain of Harvard University, has been named Chair of the SSA Academic Advisory Board, joining such renowned nonbelievers as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Wendy Kaminer, and Michael Shermer. Mr.

Richard Dawkins March 2009 Tour


Richard DawkinsThe Secular Student Alliance, the Center for Inquiry and Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science are proud to announce Richard Dawkins 2009 Tour! The celebrated biologist and atheist will be speaking at four universities in the midwest during the first half of March.

Update: The Oklahoma University event has been moved to a larger venue!

Update: Tickets are now on sale for the University of Minnesota event!

Dr. Richard Dawkins first came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularized the gene-centered view of evolution. Since then, he has written eight books touching on such topics as religion, terrorism, evolution, creationism, and the relationship between science and art. His 2006 New York Times best seller, The God Delusion, sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 31 languages. During the four-stop tour, Dr. Dawkins will discuss "The Purpose of Purpose":

Op-Ed: Praise for Obama's recognition of non-believers


Obama's InaugurationThis op-ed piece was published on January 22, 2009 in The Stanford Daily, an independent publication at Stanford University.

President-Elect Obama Asked to Turn Down Boy Scouts of America

Barack ObamaOn January 13, 2009, the Secular Student Alliance was among nineteen leading freethought organizations sending a letter to President-Elect Barack Obama urging him to decline the title and role of honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America.


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