AHA to Host an “Ask an Atheist Day” Q&A with Harvard & MIT Humanist Chaplain Greg M. Epstein

Join the AHA for a special Ask an Atheist event on Thursday, April 18, with Greg M. Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard & MIT. Epstein is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe. His forthcoming book, Tech Agnostic: How Technology Became the World’s Most Powerful Religion, and Why it Desperately Needs a Reformation, is slated for release on Oct. 29, 2024, from publisher MIT Press.

Ask an Atheist Day is a biannual event created by the Secular Student Alliance to facilitate respectful and meaningful discourse between religious and non-religious people. It is a day for secular groups across the country to work together to defeat stereotypes about atheism and encourage courteous dialogue between believers and nonbelievers alike. The event is intended to be an opportunity for the general public—particularly people of faith—to approach non-theists and ask questions about secular life.

For the AHA’s Ask an Atheist event, Epstein will be facilitating a live Q&A about atheism, humanist values, and the past, present, and future of work. Epstein will be fielding and answering questions throughout the day primarily on AHA’s LinkedIn page, which can be found here.

Epstein has led an Ask an Atheist event for AHA in the past, most recently in 2022 when he helped to facilitate some great discussions on Twitter.

If you’d like to submit a question in advance for Epstein to answer, you can do so by emailing AHA Communications Manager David Reinbold at dreinbold@americanhumanist.org. You can also post your question to AHA’s Facebook, X, Threads, or LinkedIn between now and April 18 using the hashtag #AskAnAtheist.

“Greg Epstein is a prominent and important voice within humanism, and we are honored to have him partner with us for Ask an Atheist Day,” said AHA Interim Executive Director Nicole Carr. “This day helps to facilitate understanding and dialogue between religious and secular people, and we look forward to nurturing that dialogue in any way we can.”

If you have a question for Epstein, or know somebody in your life who is curious to learn more about atheism, humanism, or secular values, be sure to share this story or our graphic for the event below.

We look forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions on April 18.