University names endowed chair in the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics


UNIV. of MIAMI Magazine: Today… religious faith is in worldwide decline. As a National Geographic report put it, the world’s newest religion is “No Religion.” The University of Miami created the Appignani Foundation Chair for the Study of Atheism, Humanism, and Secular Ethics—the first such chair in the country.

The university announced its intention to create the chair, which was endowed by a $2.2 million donation from retired businessman Louis Appignani, in May 2016. Since then, the search for the perfect candidate has been an extensive and hush-hush process.

Anjan Chakravartty has been named to the University of Miami’s – and the nation’s – first endowed academic chair in the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics.

“As ever greater numbers of people identify with a more secular understanding of the world, it’s important that we think about what that means, and how we’re going to organize our society and live with each other”, says Chakravartty. more …

Opinion: My alma mater.

“I’m trying to eliminate discrimination against atheists, so this is a step in that direction, to make atheism legitimate.” Louis Appignani

“The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.” Psalm 14:1; Psalm 53:1

“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve …” Joshua 24:15.

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