Rock Beyond Belief

Current Lineup:

Click on their name to see an overview, or you can go straight to the source.

Speakers

Dan Barker - Former evangelical preacher turned atheist, and Co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Author of Godless and The Good Atheist.

Ed Brayton – Co-founder and president of Michigan Citizens for Science and co-founder of The Panda’s Thumb and maintains Dispatches From the Culture Wars.

Richard Dawkins - Author of The God Delusion, and The Greatest Show on EarthHe is the architect of the brilliant Out Campaign and is widely revered as one of the most influential atheists of our time.

Margaret Downey – Former president (and current board member) of the Atheist Alliance International, founder of  Freethought Society, and many other influential organizations.

Dale McGowan - edited and co-authored Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers, and serves as executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, an influential secular nonprofit that champions a rotating roster of deserving charities.

Hemant Mehta – of the immensely popular FriendlyAtheist.com blog, and author of I Sold My Soul On Ebay

Nathan Phelps – Son of controversial Pastor Fred “God Hates Fags” Phelps who protests funerals of Soldiers.Nathan ran away from the abusive atmosphere at midnight on his 18th Birthday and now works for theCenter For Inquiry. A forthcoming book and documentary are highly anticipated.

Al Stefanelli – Founder of the United Atheist Front, and the author of the upcoming book ‘A Voice Of Reason In An Unreasonable World’

Todd Stiefel - Founder of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation, a secular philanthropy powerhouse empowering an impressive list of atheist events, including Rock Beyond Belief.

Mikey Weinstein – President of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

Sean Faircloth - Introducing Prof. Richard Dawkins will be Sean Faircloth, author of Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All and W.... Faircloth organizes for a secular America as Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. US.

Dave Silverman - President of American Atheists, an organization in the United States dedicated to defending the civil liberties of atheists and advocating for the complete separation of church and state

Music

Aiden – Aiden is going to perform Rock Beyond Belief as a one off, especially for us. William Control has been stoked about this for over 7 months now. We’re incredibly grateful to the entire band for the constant understanding as we’ve secured various dates and money along the way.

Baba Brinkman – A scholar whose thesis drew parallels between the worlds of hip-hop music and literary poetry. After graduating in 2003, Baba began his career as a rap troubadour. His music is now used in science classrooms around the world

Jeffrey Lewis – Singer/songwriter, and  Anti-folk legend and indie comic book artist.

Spoonboy – David Combs’ solo side project balances the deep philosophical questions of the day with the optimism of youth consistently delivered through super catchy melodies.

Words Such As Burn – Though less than a year old, their lineup of atheist rockers is quite solid. Based in Raleigh, and fronted by Bruce Harris, with Todd Stiefel on guitar, they will be bringing the rock.

Roy Zimmerman – Hilarious singer/songwriter, Roy is one of the most popular atheist musicians around. He consistently delivers insightful humor through clever word play and intelligent subject matter.

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I'm just back from attending the festival, …it was awesome.

A Rock Beyond Belief Blog with tons of pics will be up shortly.

It rained a bit, but in the end we all came back sunburnt, WooHoo!

I've posted a blog here.

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