On Blood Equality

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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Decolonizing Service

The following blog has been adapted by FBB staff from Wendy Webber's 6/7/19 speech at the American Humanists Association Annual Conference. Decolonizing service is a huge topic. I can only scratch the surface today, so I’m going to focus on what "decolonizing service" means in the context of Ghana, because of Foundation Beyond Belief’s work…

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Beneficiary guest blog: APOPO— Training Rats to Save Lives

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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A Tale of Two Storms

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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“Letter From a Birmingham Jail” at 56

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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Announcing our new quarter two beneficiaries!

April doesn’t just bring showers and tax day. It also brings new Humanist Grants beneficiaries! Each of this quarter’s beneficiaries highly values evidence-driven interventions and includes integrated data collection and evaluation in their program designs. We are proud to support the work they do!

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