Slather on the sunscreen and clear your calendar: let’s celebrate the Summer Solstice and World Humanist Day! If you’re not sure how to spend the longest day of the year, look no further than ten of the many charities FBB has featured as Humanist Grants beneficiaries over the years. And for our friends in the…

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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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APOPO is a global non-profit with Belgian roots, that researches, develops, and implements scent detection technology to solve global humanitarian issues. For over 20 years APOPO’s scent detection rats, nicknamed HeroRATs, have been detecting landmines and tuberculosis in affected countries around the world. The rats are trained through clicker/reward methods, receiving tasty food treats when…

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When I arrived in Quito I was jet lagged and exhausted from two days of flights filled with lengthy and agonizing layovers. I was also suffering from altitude sickness coming from Ghana where the altitude is around 880 meters (compared to Quito’s 2,850 meters). However, I was excited to be in Ecuador and really looking forward to meeting…

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There are currently 13,200 children in custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which is more than ever before, and the average stay has doubled from that of two years ago. (The official Health and Human Services number is 54 days, but officials have anonymously reported that the number is closer to 74.) The…

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