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Some disasters shock us, we don’t see them coming. The chance of them happening is so small that it is unbelievable when the pieces fall down around us. Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal was not one of those situations. Experts, seismologists and disasterologists alike, have predicted this exact situation unfolding. Two years ago to the day, an article was published on IRIN, “Imagining a major quake in Kathmandu” that outlines almost exactly what is playing out right now in Nepal. As we see heartbreaking images of people being pulled out of rubble, hospitals overrun with injured, children sleeping outside in tents, and international aid groups desperately trying to reach a landlocked country we are left wondering why. If the experts knew ...

By Samantha Montano, HDR Coordinator

Week of Action starts April 30th-May 6th this year and Beyond Belief Network is proud to offer a preview of some of the events in which Beyond Belief Network teams plan to participate. The Week of Action initiative was started by Humanist Rabbi Adam Chalom in 2010 as a day of good deeds in response to the National Day of Prayer and National Day of Reason. Is there not a registered event in your area? You can still participate! Simply do something to benefit your community or another person this week and post it to Facebook or tweet about it @weekofaction using the tag #choosetoACT. Central New York Humanist Association is getting a head start with their Week of Action ...

By Elizabeth Minutello

Today is Openly Secular Day and Foundation Beyond Belief is proud to be a partner. The mission of Openly Secular Day is to help lower prejudice against secular people by increasing the visibility of the secular community in much the same way that increasing visibility has changed things for the LGBT community. For example, according to a June 2013 Pew Research study, 68% of those who personally know gay or lesbian people favor marriage equality, compared with just 32% of those who don’t know anyone. According to the Openly Secular website, "We envision a world where there are no social costs for being secular, where families and communities remain whole when some members have moved away from religion or supernaturalism." ...

By Kate Simonson

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