Teresa MacBain: Building Secular Communities That Make a Difference


Monday, November 3rd @ 7pm

The Hillman City Collaboratory

5623 Rainier Avenue, 98118

Suggested donation: $5

Seattle Atheists is excited to host Teresa MacBain, a former pastor and the first female Clergy Project member to “come out” as an atheist. She’ll be discussing the impacts of community on her own life and challenging us to take the next step in building a community with purpose.

Come meet Teresa on Monday, November 3rd, 7:00 PM at The Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA.

These days, Teresa MacBain specializes as a secular community building consultant. She’s assisted numerous groups develop implementation and maintenance plans for building local secular community groups.

Teresa became a non-believer after serving for many years as a pastor and Christian educator in the Deep South. Through a long process of questioning, research, and reality-based thinking, she discovered she no longer believed in the religious faith she’d built her life upon. She came out publicly as an atheist during the 2012 American Atheist convention in Bethesda, Maryland.

Teresa has appeared in major television and print news outlets including: CNN, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “The Voice Of the Nation”, USA Today, The New York Times, FOX News, The O’Reilly Factor, and many others. In addition to her former work as a pastor, Teresa has worked for the Humanists of Florida as Executive Director and as the Public Relations Director for American Atheists. In 2013 she was named “Atheist of the Year” for her dedication to the secular community.

In her spare time, you’ll find Teresa playing fetch with her beloved Yorkie, wandering the country-side photographing the wonders of nature, reading a good mystery novel, or watching Doctor Who.

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