Get to know Washington Post contributing columnist Kate Cohen, author of the new book called We of Little Faith: Why I Stopped Pretending to Believe (And Maybe You Should Too). She describes the joys and challenges of her own decision to fully embrace atheism and raise her children as freethinkers. Learn how other nonbelievers can speak up to help change the American cultural conversation.
This event is co-hosted with the Washington Ethical Society.
Thursday December 7, 2023
6:30pm Eastern: Doors open for in-person attendees
7:00pm Eastern: Program and Zoom stream begins
8:00pm Eastern: In-person reception and book signing begins
Location: Washington Ethical Society
7750 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
We’ll also be streaming this in-person talk on Zoom (link provided upon registration).
This event is free of charge. We welcome donations to support this and future events. Books will be available to purchase for in-person attendees.
Meet the Author
Kate Cohen is a Washington Post contributing columnist and author of We of Little Faith: Why I Stopped Pretending to Believe (And Maybe You Should Too). We of Little Faith chronicles Kate’s journey from Reform Jew to outspoken atheist, her decision to raise her children as atheists, and her efforts to recognize and replace the benefits religion can bring. It also argues that nonbelievers should be more vocal, both to enjoy more honest lives and to help save America.
Kate is the author of two previous books. The Neppi Modona Diaries: Reading Jewish Survival through My Italian Family tells the story of a Jewish family who went into hiding to survive the Nazi invasion, and explores Kate’s own perspective as a post-Holocaust, non-believing Jew at the end of the twentieth century. A Walk Down the Aisle: Notes on a Modern Wedding examines through personal essays the functionally outdated but still hard-to-resist American wedding ritual. She and her husband live on a farm in Albany, New York.