Operations Manager (scheduling contact): Rick Heller; email@example.com
Telephone: (617) 682-7017, x101
Address: The Humanist Hub, 30 JFK Street, Fourth Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138
Special areas of interest: humanist community building, existentialism, developing healthy romantic relationships, secular humanistic Judaism, racial justice and healing, interfaith work, advocacy for the nonreligious, and the intersection of ethics and popular culture.
Web site: humanisthub.org
Greg M. Epstein has served as the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University since 2005. In addition, he is the Executive Director of the Humanist Hub, a center for humanist life in Harvard Square, where atheists, agnostics and allies can connect with other people, act to make the world better, and evolve as human beings. At the Humanist Hub, Greg speaks monthly as part of the Hub’s popular weekly Sunday speaker series; co-facilitates the Hub’s Monday night discussion group; advises the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists and Agnostics (HCHAA); and meets regularly with students, Harvard affiliates, and Humanist Hub members from all over the greater Boston area.
Greg oversees the Humanist Hub’s staff and its busy and diverse range of programs and initiatives, including a Secular Mindfulness/Meditation group (Tuesdays); a Reading Harry Potter as a Secular Sacred Text course (Wednesdays); the Learning Lab, a secular Sunday school and curriculum development initiative for using creative and play-based techniques to teach ethics, mindfulness and community to the children of local non-religious and interfaith families; Values in Action (VIA) interfaith, community service and social justice initiatives; as well as regular game nights, social gatherings, and much more.
Greg is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe. His upcoming book, The Godless Congregation, will be published by Simon and Schuster in the fall of 2016. A frequently quoted expert on Humanism and community for the non-religious, Greg’s work has been widely discussed in the national and international media, including the New York Times, CNN, the Boston Globe, and dozens of radio programs. In 2005, he received ordination as a Humanist Rabbi from the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, where he studied in Jerusalem and Michigan for five years. He holds a B.A. (Religion and Chinese) and an M.A. (Judaic Studies) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Masters of Theological Studies from the Harvard Divinity School.
A passionate advocate for a diverse, inclusive, and inspiring humanist movement nationwide and beyond, Greg served from 2007-2010 as chair of the advisory board for the Secular Student Alliance (during which the board included Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens); he received the Humanist Visionary Award from the Foundation Beyond Belief in 2013; in 2015, Greg was named one of the top faith and moral leaders in the United States by the Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society.