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Controversial 'Atheist Evangelist' to Speak at RWU

Hey Rhode Islanders!! (and Mass folks too)

Controversial 'Atheist Evangelist' to Speak at Roger Williams

BRISTOL, R.I., March 21, 2007 – Following the 2004 publication of his book, ‘The End of Faith,’ Sam Harris received letters from thousands of people berating him for not believing in God. The so-called ‘atheist evangelist’ responded by publishing an equally controversial second book, “Letter to a Christian Nation,” in 2006.

On Wednesday, April 11, Mr. Harris will visit Roger Williams University to discuss the book and his contentious ideas. Part of the University’s Civil Discourse Distinguished Lecture series, “The End of Faith” event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the University’s Campus Recreation Center Gymnasium on the Bristol Campus at One Old Ferry Road. The event is free and open to the public as space allows.

“The End of Faith” received the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. Mr. Harris’ writing has been translated in more than 10 languages and discussed in countless publications including Newsweek, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, the Economist and Wired. He appears regularly on television and radio to discuss what he sees as the dangers of religion to modern society.

Mr. Harris earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Stanford University and has studied Eastern and Western religious traditions for 20 years.

For more information, contact the Roger Williams Office of Public Affairs at (401) 254-3178.
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