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Chocolate City Host Largest Black Humanist Conference

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2010 at 9:17 am

For centuries, African-American culture has been significantly influenced by the black church and the Christian faith. So being both black and atheist can be a lonely and isolating experience for some. But, the largest-ever gathering of African-American atheists was recently held in Washington, D.C. Participant and journalist Jamila Bey shares her experience, and is joined by Norm Allen, executive director of African Americans for Humanism, which hosted the conference. Bey recently wrote about being an atheist for the online magazine TheRoot.com.

Listen to host Tony Cox of NPR interview Jamila Bey and Norm Allen here.

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