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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Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) has undergone some momentous changes in the past few years. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary and look to the future of the organization and its humanistic principles, we continue to adapt and expand our leadership, staff, and programs. Moving forward, we continue to engage in a thoughtful strategic planning process…

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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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Today is the WHO's World Blood Donor Day. This day also coincides with Pride Month and follows some compelling concerns raised from our BBN community recently about blood law, which we feel compelled to address. For over three decades, HIV/AIDS fears fueled a U.S. ban on all donated blood from gay and bisexual men. While…

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Foundation Beyond Belief is proud of the many individuals and local groups who made extraordinary contributions to compassionate humanism in 2018. The tireless work of these individuals and organizations has improved countless lives of many communities throughout the world. Our Heart of Humanism awards recognizes some of these dedicated volunteers and groups and we are…

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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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