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Chris Stedman

chris stedman

Chris Stedman is an atheist and humanist community organizer, interfaith activist and writer living in Minneapolis, Minn. He is the author of Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious. Stedman is also the founding executive director of the Humanist Center of Minnesota, a project through which he and a group of researchers at the University of Minnesota are studying the beliefs, practices and community involvement of the religiously unaffiliated. Formerly the founding executive director of the Yale Humanist Community and a fellow at Yale University, he also worked as a humanist chaplain at Harvard University and a content developer for the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago. He currently serves as a fellow at the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship and at the Christensen Center for Vocation, both at Augsburg University. Chris holds a summa cum laude B.A. in religion from Augsburg University (with minors in English and social welfare) and a master’s in religion from Meadville Lombard Theological School at the University of Chicago, for which he was awarded the Billings Prize for Most Outstanding Scholastic Achievement.