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Announcing our First Executive Director; Plus a Humanism at Yale Week Recap

Chris Stedman sharing his story and answering questions about atheism at Yale's Luther House

Chris Stedman sharing his story and answering questions at Yale’s Luther House (click to enlarge)

Thanks to everyone who came out for our first Humanism at Yale Week! It was a truly wonderful week of education, dialogue, service, and celebration. From an “Ask an Atheist” panel featuring nontheists from around Connecticut, to a service project and interfaith dialogue where we put together care packages for people experiencing homelessness in New Haven, Humanism at Yale Week was a great way to wrap up an action-filled year for Humanists, atheists, agnostics, and the nonreligious at Yale and in New Haven.

But now, as we begin to look ahead to next year, we’re excited to share a new development.

At the week’s final event, our end of the year reception, we announced that we will soon welcome our first Executive Director: Chris Stedman, currently our part-time Coordinator of Humanist Life. Chris, who is leaving his role as a Humanist Chaplain at Harvard to join us, will be coming on as our Executive Director this summer—a move that will enable him to work full-time on supporting our community. To learn more about Chris and his work with us, click here.

As a 501(c)(3) that receives no funding from Yale University, we rely on your generosity to hire staff that supports nontheist students and community members, plans programs, and builds community. Please consider donating to support these efforts.

Our special thanks to Humanism at Yale Week’s collaborating organizations and groups including Hartford Faith & Values, Connecticut Coalition of Reason, Hartford Area Humanists, the Connecticut chapter of American Atheists, Saint Thomas More (the Catholic Center at Yale), Luther House, the University Church in Yale, the Episcopal Church at Yale, and of course our partner student groups the Humanist Society and the Open Party at Yale Divinity School. Thanks also to Buddhist Life at Yale, the Yale University Chaplain’s Office, the Humanist Community at Rutgers, the Secular Student Alliance, and the Humanist Community at Harvard for supporting our programs last week.

And finally, our sincere thanks to all of you for your support and interest. Stay tuned for much more!


1 Comment

  1. […] this is my last week at HCH before I head off to direct the Yale Humanist Community, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the last four […]

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