Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

SE: Profiles of the Godless: Results from the Non-Religious Identification Survey

Date:
August 19, 2009
Time:
7:00 pm

Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill
Birmingham, MI United States

Get Directions

Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: (616) 706-2029
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.net

Description:

Join us as Professor Luke Galen presents Profiles of the Godless: Results from the Non-Religious Identification Survey.

Although the majority of individuals in the U.S. are religious, recent surveys have increasingly focused on the non religious community. These results and their implications will be discussed including topics such as: How are non religious individuals viewed by the broader community? What differentiates religious and non religious individuals within the same community? Are there sub groups within the non religious community, and are there any differences between atheists, agnostics and humanists? Surveys of our own CFI Michigan group and the broader CFI International community provide a glimpse into these issues. Read a summary of the research at Profiles of the Godless from the August/September issue of Free Inquiry.

Suggested parking is at the Pierce Street Parking Structure at the intersection of Pierce and Merrill.  View Map

After the meeting, join us at Max and Erma’s Restaurant, 250 E Merrill St, Birmingham, MI to socialize.  View Map

About Luke Galen, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology, Grand Valley State University

Luke Galen is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Grand Valley State University. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University. His main area of research and teaching focuses on the psychology of religion. His areas of research include the study of secularityand nonreligious groups, religious fundamentalism and the psychology of belief and non-belief. He teaches classes on the Psychology of Religion, Controversial Issues in Psychology, and Human Sexuality. He is faculty advisor to the GVSU Center for Inquiry campus group. He is currently working on a co-authored book entitled “Being Secular.”