Tag Archives: atheist clergy

Weekly Update: 3-Sep-2016 to 9-Sep-2016

by | September 10, 2016

I’ve been wanting to set up recurring updates about topics of interest to Canadian atheists for years now. I was quite enthused when Secular Lynx started doing it a year or so back. But Secular Lynx seems to have died, so I thought it was finally time to step up.

Gretta Vosper featured in CBC radio documentary “A Matter of Faith”

by | January 11, 2016

Gretta Vosper made a huge splash in 2008 when she came out as atheist, despite being an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada. Clergy coming out atheist is hardly news, but what made Vosper stand out was that she insisted on continuing as a minister of the UCC while preaching her atheist beliefs,… Read more »

From Apostle to Apostate: The Story of the Clergy Project

by | September 25, 2015

Catherine Dunphy, one of the founding members of The Clergy Project, visited the Toronto branch of CFI Canada to talk about The Clergy Project and her book, From Apostle to Apostate. Dunphy’s presentation was video tapped by NicolSD. When you listen to the portion after 34:00, the portion that deals with “clergy sexual misconduct” in… Read more »

To Go or Not to Go

by | September 2, 2015

Bob Ripley, a retired, non-believing United Church of Canada minister, has a guest post on Rational Doubt where he examines his “mixed and strong feelings about the efforts of his former colleague, Gretta Vosper, to remain in the church as an open atheist.” In his post entitled “Atheist Clergy Colleagues Agree on Many Things, but…,”… Read more »