No one at EPIC seems willing to consider the lessons of the fundamentally-flawed “ethnographic” research that has been conducted by the group’s presenters in partnership with Wells Fargo over the years. EPIC has released no comment about its financial sponsorship by Wells Fargo. This is not what ethnography does. This is not what anthropology does.
It seems as if what Ruy Llera Blanes and Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic want to study are theists who are experiencing some kind of struggle about their theism. That’s fine, of course, but they ought to label their project accurately, instead of pretending to study atheists. Let them call this issue of Social Analysis something like Struggles Within Religion: Conflicted Theist Identities.
From what I’ve seen of this special journal issue on the anthropology of atheists, I’m not seeing the ground for building any single agenda for ethnographically studying atheist cultures.