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Chris Stedman


  • Located in Boston, MA
  • Managing Director of State of Formation for the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue
  • Huffington Post Blogger, NonProphet Status Founder, Freelance Writer
  • Experienced Interfaith Dialogue Facilitator

"Christopher Stedman is paving a powerful path for Humanism. A path that is unapologetic about its own principles yet signals respect and seeks partnership with people from a range of different beliefs and traditions." Eboo Patel

"[It] may be heresy to say, but it's hard to find a smart, balanced atheist writer with something new to bring to the table." Jeff Sharlet, on Chris

Chris Stedman is the Assistant Chaplain and Values in Action Coordinator for the Humanist Community at Harvard University (where he was previously the inaugural Interfaith and Community Service Fellow), the Emeritus Managing Director of State of Formation at the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue, and the Founder of the first blog dedicated to exploring atheist-interfaith engagement, NonProphet Status.

Chris writes for HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Religion, and he is the youngest panelist for The Washington Post On Faith. His memoir, Faitheist, will be published by Beacon Press in 2012.

Previously a Content Developer and Adjunct Trainer for the Interfaith Youth Core, Chris is an atheist working to foster positive and productive dialogue and collaborative action between faith communities and the nonreligious. Portland, Oregon’s GLBT newspaper Just Out called his work "brilliant" and labeled him an "emerging… vibrant and youthful queer voice for the secular humanist movement." For more on Chris, click here. For a video profile on his work, click here.

Christopher is available to discuss such topics as:

  • Should the Nonreligious Join in Interfaith Work?
  • The Ins and Outs of Interfaith Work
  • The Impact of Blogging and New Media
  • Storytelling and Narrative as Dialogue Tools
  • LGBT Issues

Chris charges a small honorarium for his speaking engagements but is very willing to negotiate it.

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