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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Chances are, you read a lot about Hurricane Harvey when it transformed Houston, TX into a disaster zone in 2017. 68 people were directly killed from Harvey's devastation, 30,000 displaced, and 1,000 homes completely destroyed. This spring, disasters of even greater magnitude laid waste to Eastern Africa. In March, tropical Cyclone Idai— one of the worst…

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Written while King was jailed for an unpermitted march against segregation laws, his “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” was composed on newspaper scraps and toilet paper, in a moment when the civil rights movement seemed to verge on collapse. Written to refute white moderate criticism of his methods, today the letter is celebrated as King’s famous…

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April Fool’s Day, April showers, and… Tax Day. Maybe not everything about April is sunshine and rainbows, but Foundation Beyond Belief can help you bring a little more light into the world with this month’s Top 10 list. Below are 10 things that are more fun than filing taxes—after all, what’s more fun than doing…

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March 20th was officially the first day of spring, and at Foundation Beyond Belief we are welcoming it with open arms! Here are our top ten signs of spring, as represented by some of our Humanist Grants beneficiaries over the years. #10: The Sun is Shining Say goodbye to those gray winter days and hello,…

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