Scholar Phil Zuckerman





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Published on Oct 24, 2019

Phil Zuckerman, a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College, founded the country’s first secular studies program at that institution. He has done groundbreaking work demonstrating that more secularly inclined countries have a better quality of life.

“Secularism with its emphasis on empathy, ethical living, compassion, being in the here and now, it's the only way we're going to solve any problems with its emphasis on empiricism,” Zuckerman says. “This is how we’re going to face the struggles of global warming and gun violence.”

Learn more about the Freedom From Religion Foundation at ffrf.org.


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