25 – Mandisa Thomas – Founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc.

Mandisa Thomas – Founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc.

25- Mandisa Thomas- Women Beyond Belief--Mandisa Thomas is the founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Although never formally indoctrinated into belief, Mandisa was heavily exposed to Christianity, Black Nationalism, and Islam. As a child she loved reading, and enjoyed various tales of Gods from different cultures, including Greek and Ghanaian. “Through reading these stories and being taught about other cultures at an early age, she quickly noticed that there were similarities and differences between those deities and the God of the Christian Bible. She couldn’t help but wonder what made this God so special that he warrants such prevalence in today’s society,” she recalls.

Mandisa has a number of media appearances to her credit, including The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionCBS Sunday MorningCNN.com, and JET magazine. She has been a guest on podcasts such as The Humanist Hour and Ask an Atheistas well as the documentaries Contradiction and My Week in Atheism. Mandisa currently serves on the Boards for American Atheists and the Reason Rally Coalition, and previously for Foundation Beyond Belief and the Secular Coalition for America. She also is an active speaker, and has presented at conferences/conventions for the Freedom from Religion FoundationSecular Student Alliance, and many others.

As the president of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Mandisa works to build community and support, as well as encourage more Blacks to come out and stand strong with their nonbelief in the face of such strong religious overtones. “The more we make our presence known, the better our chances of working together to turn around some of the disparities we face. We are NOT alone.”

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