The Radical Past and Present of Mutual Aid

In the past couple months, you may have noticed an explosion of mutual aid societies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic—groups which share housing, food, health care, goods, or transportation while drawing attention to the politics of inequity. The idea is nothing new. Frequently-cited historical examples of mutual aid organizations include unions, 19th century Friendly Societies,…

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Rising for Racial Justice

Get involved in ending sanctioned racial violence in America Contents Introduction Organizations What happened in Minneapolis with George Floyd is not an outlier incident. People of Color have endured hundreds of years of systemic racism and oppression. Law enforcement has its roots in slave patrols and holds an interest in protecting the status quo for…

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Secular Week Of Action is a Go!

Secular Week of Action (WoA)— the nonreligious community's response to the National Day of Prayer— is in full swing! Dozens of atheist, humanist, and other secular groups from across the country are putting their values into action, many emphasizing a compassionate response to COVID-19. FBB is coordinating this year's WoA, and has a hand in…

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Poverty, Hunger, Racial Inequality Supersized Amid Coronavirus

Before the coronavirus outbreak, food insecurity was already a serious problem in the United States. In 2018, 1 in 9 residents were food insecure—that’s 37 million people, including 11 million children. Poverty already hindered the well-being of 38.1 million U.S. residents, including 16% of the nation’s children. The nearly 2.3 million people in U.S. prisons…

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Responding to COVID19 as a Community

Responding to COVID19 as a Community These are uncertain and scary times. We hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe! This situation is constantly evolving and will continue to impact our communities at different times and in different ways. Yet, we know that all the incredible people like you in the…

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Beneficiary blog: GlobeMed— “The Power of Partnership”

GlobeMed, a nonprofit founded by students in 2006, supports 56 partnerships between university chapters and grassroots organizations throughout the world. With the goal of strengthening the movement for global health equity, each chapter is paired with a community-based organization to develop a long-term relationship. Partners work in various domains related to community health, including food…

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Can a humanist enjoy John Wick movies? 

This article is part of a series written by guest contributors exploring how to incorporate humanist values into their everyday lives. The opinions expressed in this article may not necessarily express those of Foundation Beyond Belief, its staff, or donors.  Humanists abhor violence. We protest against it. We would never intentionally harm anyone.   But did you…

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