One of the contemplative practices that I developed a number of years ago (influenced by the book Suspicion and Faith by Merold Westphal) is called “Atheism For Lent.” The practice involves a thoughtful engagement with some of the most pertinent, thoughtful and incisive critiques of religion over Lent. This practice is suitable for anyone, regardless of their particular position.
The format is quite straightforward; for each day of Lent there is something for people to read, watch, or listen to. Then once a week people meet up to discuss their experience over food.
In 2013 we will be running an Atheism for Lent course in New York. However the resources will also be made available to anyone in the world who would like to make this their Lenten practice for 2013 (either as an individual or group).
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