Kenya Humanist Alliance is a group formed to unite all Humanist and the like-minded in Kenya. This would curb any possible division that have always been planted by other persons. Having one umbrella body and several affiliated groups would enhance the spread of Humanism while still ensuring that members have a common ground to sort…Read More
Congratulations to Beyond Belief Network’s April’s Team of the Month: Humanist Alliance Philippines, International! This Level 2 team is BBN’s only international team. They were chosen for this honor because of their strong commitment to their community illustrated by their youth literacy and nutrition programs. HAPI was previously honored as May 2015’s Picture of the…Read More
Congratulations to Beyond Belief Network’s August Team of the Month: Humanist Alliance Philippines, International! This Level 3 team is Beyond Belief Network’s only international team. HAPI was chosen for this honor because of their regular service event schedule, strong spirit of volunteerism and commitment towards improving their community. HAPI was previously chosen as our May…Read More
Founded on December 25, 2013 and launched on the first day of 2014, Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) is a not-for-profit community of progressive secular humanists from all over the world, united with common goals for the greater good of humanity. We work on an international basis but with a primary focus in the Philippines…Read More
At least 23 people, including children, have died in Alabama as a result of a string of tornadoes. The National Weather Service classified at least one of the tornadoes that touched down in Alabama as an EF-3, meaning it was at least half a mile wide with winds between 158–206 mph.Read More
Congratulations to Beyond Belief Network’s September Team of the Month: Humanist Community of Central Ohio! Humanist Community of Central Ohio currently stands at Level Two. This team was chosen for this honor because of the variety of their service events and their dedication towards educating their local community about a variety of issues. Humanist Community…Read More
Seráh Blain is the former executive director of the Secular Coalition for Arizona and a board member for the Secular Student Alliance and Arizona Coalition of Reason. She will speak at FBB’s Humanism at Work conference about her experiences living without shelter on the streets of Phoenix for nearly a month last summer to raise…Read More
About Humanist Charities Humanist Charities was established in 2005 as a response to outpouring generosity from American Humanist Association (AHA) members and other humanists who wanted to help in the aftermath of major disasters around the world. The program, an adjunct of AHA, specialized in benevolent aid and action to further the health and…Read More
Foundation Beyond Belief and the Humanist Community at Harvard (HCH) are excited to announce a partnership to encourage community service and interfaith projects: the Values in Action (VIA) Fellowship position. The new VIA fellow, Zachary Cole, will assist Beyond Belief Network (BBN) staff in developing resources for humanistic service events and interfaith projects, promote humanistic civic engagement nationally, and work to develop the VIA fellowship program into a national model for humanist service.
The VIA program is HCH’s community service and interfaith initiative with a three-fold goal: to better the conditions of life for others through service to humanity, to build alliances between religious and nonreligious individuals and communities, and to combat the misconception that the nonreligious do not contribute to society.
HCH staff, including the new VIA fellow, organize monthly community service events for the greater Boston area. Although many of these service events are designed to engage the local nonreligious community, VIA also builds relationships with religious communities and works collaboratively to plan interfaith community service events to work toward mutual understanding and tolerance among those with different viewpoints and beliefs. The more that humanists, atheists, and the nonreligious participate in these events, both as an identifiable nonbelieving community and in concert with religious groups, we demonstrate that the stereotype of nontheists as immoral is false (for evidence that interfaith work can reduce anti-atheist prejudice, read this post by Beyond Belief Network Coordinator Brittany Shoots-Reinhard).
Zachary comes to HCH and FBB after earning his bachelor’s in religious studies and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a MA in higher education administration from Boston College. While working toward his master’s, Zachary worked in the Office of Student Life at the Harvard Divinity School, where he planned weekly community events and supported student organizations. Stay tuned for future updates, resources, and blog posts from Zachary, and feel free to email him.Read More