Highlights 5 carefully vetted charities per quarter in the areas of Poverty and Health, Education, Human Rights, The Natural World, Challenge the Gap.
Humanist Service Corps volunteers save lives and fight for gender equality by supporting local human rights organizations in Ghana’s Northern Region.
A collective of organizations putting compassionate humanism into action through community volunteering and charitable fundraising.
A Humanist Disaster Recovery Team deployed in January to rebuild homes in Columbia, SC damaged by flooding during Hurricane Joaquin.
Foundation Beyond Belief is a humanist charity that promotes secular volunteering and responsible charitable giving. Guided by the principles of secular humanism, our mission is to:
Unite the humanist community in volunteering and charitable efforts.
Advocate for compassionate action throughout the world.
We forward our mission through these programs:
Giving: providing an avenue for humanists to regularly give to highly qualified and vetted charities in a number of cause areas.
Volunteering Network: supporting secular groups in doing service activities in their local communities with our Beyond Belief Network.
Service Corps: An international volunteering program supporting and strengthening local, well-established nonprofits to improve lives.
Disaster Recovery: providing humanists an avenue to donate to a qualified and vetted charity in the event of a disaster and sending volunteers out to help rebuild after a disaster strikes.
In short, Foundation Beyond Belief is humanity at work.
20 Oct 2016
18 Oct 2016
I am an atheist. There I said it.
More accurately, I am a secular humanist. This description doesn’t mean a lot to many people, but it is how I approach my work in the world. It does mean that I don’t adhere to any belief in any particular god. I adhere to the tenets of secular humanism. By default, I am an atheist. Humanism is defined by the American Humanist Association as a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
When people learn I am an atheist they are often shocked and completely overlook the overall humanist part of my makeup. My wife, who is an openly secular nonbeliever, was once told, “but you seem like such a nice person” when she informed the individual of her worldview. I’ve been told that many times as well. People who say that don’t realize how insulting that is. Atheists as a group have been wrongfully stigmatized as miserable, evil people who are determined to fight religion and curb religious rights in the world. One of my many goals in coming to work in Ghana for the Humanist Service Corps (HSC) is to help disprove that misconception by showing that there are good and decent people who are making a difference in the world without the adherence to any particular religion or a belief in a higher power.
Atheists are everywhere.(more…) By Warren Tidwell, HSC:Ghana Voluteer
14 Oct 2016
I have watched the waves dance on the shore of a land where people were stolen and taken far away from their homes to never return. On my journey here I stood in awe at the base of the tallest man-made structure in the world. I have befriended legends and watched their lives change for the good. Now I have experienced the Fire Festival of the northern region and I am changed in many ways.
The precious fleeting good moments seem so few and far between in our lives when taken with the day to day efforts of simply living. If we are fortunate we are present in that moment and feel it in its entirety. This occurred with the Bugum Chugu, or Fire Festival.(more…) By Warren Tidwell, HSC: Ghana Volunteer