Share Your Secular Story

The friendly secular fellow over at NonProphet Status, Chris Stedman, has just announced a new essay contest, Share Your Secular Story, which may be something y’all will be interested in:

The stories of secular (Secular Humanist, Atheist, Agnostic, et al.) people are scattered because we as a people are scattered. We are not unified by a denomination or tradition. Because there is little cohesion among us, our voice is often not loud enough to be heard in the modern religious marketplace. The secular stories that do get broadcast are most often volatile—secular people taking swipes at religious people—and reflect a divisive “us versus them” mentality. What gets told less often are the stories of people, secular and religious alike, living alongside one another peacefully and secular people expressing their own values within a diverse society. We want to hear more of these stories. We want to hear your story.

Submissions will be accepted until May 15th, and entrants will be eligible to have their stories published here at Killing the Buddha, as well as at Jettison Quarterly and The Washington Post‘s On Faith. See the contest announcement for details.