Starting Date: 08-11-2005
Starting Time: 7:00pm
Ending Date: 08-14-2005
136 West Woodruff Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43210
614-596-7940This conference will unite scholars and leaders from numerous disciplines and organizations in order to foster dialog about how the growing nonreligious communities can connect with and relate to other communities. Four sets of questions will dominate the conference:
* How can naturalistic and theistic communities better communicate, cooperate and respect one another?
* How can we better understand the values, language and tactics of the Religious Right?
* What do Americans think of those without theistic beliefs? How accurate are those beliefs?
* Who makes up the freethought movement? What are the demographics of atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other "nones" in North America?
Geographical Scope: National