Main Topic: Surveying the Non Religious
Dr Frost's work with the Sunday Assembly (which she studied for my dissertation project) showed her that our standard social survey measures for nonreligious beliefs and practices are inadequate, and she is working on a new project that is focused on more accurately measuring nonreligious beliefs and practices. She will talk through some of her findings that show how we can learn more about the nonreligious with better survey measures (and dispel some harmful stereotypes about the nonreligious as well)
Speaker : Jacqui Frost
Jacqui Frost is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Religion and Public Life Program and the Department of Sociology at Rice University. For more info go to https://www.jacquifrost.com/ Her research is grounded in cultural sociology with a focus on the causes and consequences of religious disaffiliation in the United States. Her dissertation, Modern but Not Meaningless: Nonreligious Cultures and Communities in the U.S., is an ethnographic case study of an “atheist church” called the Sunday Assembly and the ways that nonreligious people are creating new cultures and communities without religion.
Music : Ermelinda Cuellar
Born to Peruvian parents in Texas, Cuellar is well-known to Houston audiences playing both jazz and Latin music in the region. Her background, bandstand experience, and training in opera result in vocals with clear intonation, rhythmically precise improvisations, and passionate story-telling in both English and Spanish. Listeners remark that her vocal quality is reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald. The authentic Latin grooves provided by some of Texas’ top musicians provide a heartbeat for this album that she hopes will “lighten your soul”.
She has played at Houston Oasis many a time. Her latest album is called What a Difference a Day Made
6500 Rookin St
Houston, TX 77074
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