A Statement From Greg Epstein

Dear Friends and Colleagues –

I am sad to report that Teresa MacBain left employment with the Humanist Community at Harvard (HCH) today, and is no longer the director of our Humanist Community Project.

We at HCH have approached this situation as best we can, striving to apply our reason in the service of both fairness and compassion.

Many of us at HCH have come to care very much about Teresa as a person. We wish her the very best in the future. We will also learn a great deal from this experience as we move forward with energy and renewed determination.

I look forward to working together to find a new director of the Humanist Community Project. It is a wonderful and inspiring project, and I am humbled by the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received about the project from many corners of the world. I am confident that our upcoming search will find an excellent candidate.

When the search formally begins, I will be contacting you for suggestions should you know of a person you would like to recommend for the position. Any thoughts or suggestions will be welcome and helpful.

Read more here, and see the latest update from the New York Times here.

About Greg Epstein

Humanist Chaplain @Harvard. Author of NY Times Bestselling book Good Without God: What a Billion Non-Religious People Do Believe. Directs @HarvardHumanist.

10 comments on “A Statement From Greg Epstein

  1. Thanks for alerting us Greg – I really support and appreciate all the hard work you do for our community. I know I am not alone.

    Onwards and upwards.

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  5. Thank you, Greg, for continuing to care about Teresa as a person and for moving on. Thank you for all you do for Humanism everywhere. The Humanist Community Project will thrive, despite rocky beginnings. I’m with Xavier and so many others–Onward and upward.

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  10. Just saw/heard news today.
    Disappointing realization –vastly understated,
    but happy to see Greg take balanced/supportive route.
    Concur w comments re hard work done by all of you at Harvard.
    Wish Penna. were around the proverbial corner.
    Bona fortuna to Teresa M. and to Greg/HCH.

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