Greg Epstein —
Exploring a New Humanism

In a recent Pew poll, 16 percent of Americans identified themselves as "unaffiliated" — atheist, agnostic, or most prominently "nothing in particular." Greg Epstein, a Humanist chaplain at Harvard, described himself that way until he discovered the tradition of humanism. He is passionate about articulating an atheist identity that is not driven by a stance against religion but by positive ethical beliefs and actions.

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is the Humanist chaplain at Harvard University.

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Sam Harris on Atheism and Meditation

Greg Epstein talks about meditation and Sam Harris leading retreats for scientists where they practice Buddhist meditation techniques. Students from USC's News21 Initiative asked Sam Harris about this. Hear what he has to say.

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On April 23, 2007, nearly 1100 participants of the "The New Humanism" conference attended the opening speech by Salman Rushdie at The Memorial Church of Harvard University.

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