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Pitzer Professor Phil Zuckerman’s New Book Surveys the Science of Secularity

The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and SocietiesClaremont, Calif. (February 11, 2016)—Pitzer College Professor of Sociology and Secular Studies Phil Zuckerman’s eleventh book, The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies, is the first comprehensive compilation of research on the nonreligious. Co-written with Luke W. Galen and Frank L. Pasquale, The Nonreligious will be published by Oxford University Press on March 1. With studies [Read More...]
February 11, 2016
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American Humanist Association Presents University Humanist Award to Pitzer College

Claremont, Calif. (February 11, 2016)—The American Humanist Association (AHA) will present the 2016 University Award for Philosophical Diversity to Pitzer College. The award ceremony will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, at Pitzer’s Stein Atrium. Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the AHA will present the award to Professor Phil Zuckerman, founder of Pitzer’s secular [Read More...]
February 11, 2016
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Pitzer College Professor Phil Zuckerman’s New Book Explores How to Live the Secular Life

Claremont, Calif. (December 4, 2014)—Pitzer College Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman’s new book, Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions, was released today by Penguin Press. Named one of the best books of 2014 by Publishers Weekly, Living the Secular Life mixes personal stories, sociological insight and compelling prose to examine how people [Read More...]
December 4, 2014
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Pitzer College Hosts Conference that Explores Ever-Evolving Role of Secularity

Claremont, Calif. (November 17, 2014)—Pitzer College will host the Nonreligion & Secularity Research Network (NSRN) Conference on November 19-20. The conference is co-convened by Pitzer Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman, founder of the College’s secular studies program—the first program of its kind. Over the past 25 years, the number of Americans who say they don’t [Read More...]
November 17, 2014
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Pitzer Secular Studies Professor Phil Zuckerman Goes to Church to Debate Role of Religion

Phil ZuckermanClaremont, Calif. (October 26, 2013)—Pitzer Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman debated the question, “Does Christianity or secular humanism provide a better foundation for civil society?” at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville, CA on October 12. Billed as The Great Debate, the event was part of the church’s speaking series titled Courageous. Zuckerman, who created Pitzer’s [Read More...]
October 26, 2013
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Pitzer College Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman Publishes Book on the Study of Religion and Society

Claremont, Calif. (January 17, 2013) — Pitzer Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman co-edited Studying Religion and Society: Sociological Self-Portraits, a book of essays written by leading experts in the field who explore how they approach and understand religion. In Study Religion and Society, Zuckerman and his co-editor Titus Hjelm examine why some of the most [Read More...]
January 17, 2013
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Pitzer College Professor Phil Zuckerman Authors New Book 

Claremont, Calif. (October 4, 2011)— Pitzer College Professor Phil Zuckerman has authored Faith No More, published by Oxford University Press and available November 1, 2011. During his 2009 inaugural speech, President Obama described the United States as a nation of “Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus–and nonbelievers.” It was the first time an American president [Read More...]
October 4, 2011