Event Title

Practicing Atheists: Socialization Among London's New Atheists

Presenter Information

Spencer Traylor, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 343

Start Date

1-5-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 4:00 PM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Atheism is a growing trend throughout the world and one that is having a serious impact on the development of the 21st century. The rise of New Atheism, as some have deemed it, has brought this subject into light as one to be taken seriously. Atheist, secularist, and humanist organizations have been springing up throughout the world, driven by the new trend towards non-religious activism. In London, these organizations have been growing rapidly and serve a wide range of needs for its members which mirror the work that religious organizations do, and have historically done, for their members. This research aims at providing a ground level understanding of the role that Londons major atheist, secularist, and humanist organizations play in the daily lives of their members, the formation of a New Atheist identity, and the place which atheism has taken in Londons society.

Faculty Sponsor

Carleen Mandolfo

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Religious Studies Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

154

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May 1st, 2:00 PM May 1st, 4:00 PM

Practicing Atheists: Socialization Among London's New Atheists

Diamond 343

Atheism is a growing trend throughout the world and one that is having a serious impact on the development of the 21st century. The rise of New Atheism, as some have deemed it, has brought this subject into light as one to be taken seriously. Atheist, secularist, and humanist organizations have been springing up throughout the world, driven by the new trend towards non-religious activism. In London, these organizations have been growing rapidly and serve a wide range of needs for its members which mirror the work that religious organizations do, and have historically done, for their members. This research aims at providing a ground level understanding of the role that Londons major atheist, secularist, and humanist organizations play in the daily lives of their members, the formation of a New Atheist identity, and the place which atheism has taken in Londons society.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/387