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I was on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show this morning to discuss religion and the tragedy in Newtown. Today’s episode was guest hosted by Joy Reid, and I sat alongside Anthea Butler, Rev. Serene Jones, and Rev. Joe Watkins.

In the two clips below, I discuss the importance of Humanist community and including atheists in interfaith efforts, and the troubling trend of prominent public figures demonizing atheists after incomprehensible tragedies.

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Thanks so much to everyone at MSNBC, and a special thank you to Joy, Anthea, Serene, and Joe.


9 Responses to “Faith and Tragedy on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show”

  1. Jennifer Hancock Says:

    You did excellently Chris! Wonderful!

  2. Charlotte Says:

    Great job Chris! I’m so glad you were there to represent us and especially that you spoke on the demonization of the non-religious.

  3. Louise Dotter Says:

    GOOOD Job Chris! Wonderful comments!

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  5. Jonathan Figdor Says:

    Great job Chris.


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  7. LTramiel Says:

    I didn’t see any god in any of this. I saw belief in god. These are VERY different.

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