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Speakers About Interfaith

Jonathan Figdor
  • Located in Palo Alto, CA
  • Humanist Chaplain of the Humanist Community at Stanford.
  • Graduated from from Harvard Divinity School in 2010 with a MDiv in Humanism, the first in the institution's history.
  • Created the Harvard Humanist Chaplain Training Program with Greg Epstein and was the pioneer student.
  • Former Board Member of the Secular Student Alliance.
  • Performs Humanist weddings, funerals, and baby-namings.
  • Is an excellent debater with particular expertise in debating both scholarly, liberal Christians, as well as Biblical Christians and Mormons.
Rahuldeep Singh Gill
  • Located in Los Angeles
  • Director of the Center for Equality and Justice
  • Professor of Global Religions
  • Expert on Sikh traditions and Indian religions
  • Also teach a course on Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scriptures
Bruce Gleason
Chris Highland
  • Located in San Rafael, California
  • Non-theistic freethinker; "Nature Chaplain" 
  • Instructor in "natural spirituality" through Cherry Hill Seminary; adjunct instructor, Dominican University and Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
  • Nine published books including Life After Faith
  • Presbyterian Minister for 14 years (1987-2001; Master of Divinity degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary; parish associate for 10 years; left ordination for reasons of conscience)
  • Interfaith Chaplain in county jails--10,000 inmates per year-- and with unhoused, homeless poor--in one of the nation's wealthiest counties-- for 20 years (directed county emergency shelter for 2 winters)
  • Taught courses in congregations on World Religions and Sacred Scriptures
  • Philosophy major, Seattle Pacific University--evangelical college
  • Former Evangelical (high school through college attended Baptist, Pentecostal,
    Protestant, Campus Crusade and House Church congregations; youth group leader; wide biblical and ecumenical knowledge)
Keith Lowell Jensen
  • Founder and resident atheist on The Coexist? Comedy Tour
  • Host of popular YouTube series Atheist Church
  • Has performed with Robin Williams, Doug Stanhope, Norm Macdonald, and a bunch of other big shots
  • Has the number one highest selling album featuring bunny rabbits with breasts on the cover
Lyz Liddell
  • Located in Columbus, OH
  • Director of Campus Organizing at the Secular Student Alliance
  • Proponent of nontheistic involvement in interfaith programs
  • Advisor for Foundation Beyond Belief "Challenge the Gap" program
Gordon Maples
  • Located in Huntsville, AL
  • Manager of the Secular Student Alliance's Regional Program
  • SSA's Regional Campus Organizer for the Southeastern US
  • Founder of the Southeastern Collegiate Atheist Alliance
  • President/Officer of Alabama Atheists and Agnostics (2010 - 2012)
  • Author of blogs Atheists in Hats and Legends of the Heathen Table
  • Has inadvertently appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, The Blaze, and Creation Today.
  • Has spoken at multiple conferences and freethought venues throughout the Southeast and the rest of the country
  • Twitter @SouthernHeathen

Ashley Paramore
  • Located in Columbus, OH
  • Secular Student Alliance Development Director
  • Founder of local Columbus atheist organizations Omnipresent Atheists and Heathen Chicks
  • Past Chair of Students for Freethought at Ohio State for 2 years
  • Past Board member of Secular Student Alliance for 2 years
  • YouTuber 'healthyaddict' (http://www.youtube.com/user/healthyaddict
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