8 Insights From Our Open Discussion on Humanist Volunteering

Each month FBB hosts a live Fireside Chat with grantees, volunteers, and friends. The last session was an informal open discussion with volunteers and team leaders in our Beyond Belief Network. Here are a few of our favorite insights that came out of this free-flowing chat:

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College Students Face Food Insecurity

Food insecurity among college students is more widespread than many Americans may assume. More than 1/3 of college students today experience insecurity with food and/or housing because of the rising cost of tuition and high cost of rent.

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Participating in Humanist Communities Makes a Difference

Like many humanists I was raised religious. In the years that followed my apostasy, sometimes I missed the camaraderie and community: church potlucks, theatrical plays, holiday celebrations, and charitable volunteering and fundraising. Studies show that community is important for pro-social behavior, volunteerism, health, happiness, and well-being. Community connection can be complicated in today’s society, though,…

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Join us August 25th for a Beyond Belief Network Mix and Mingle!

Our Beyond Belief Network (BBN) is a collective of over 100 local volunteer teams in 28 states and seven countries that puts compassion into action through community service! You’ve been hearing a lot on our Fireside Chat programs about the five teams we’ve been giving grants to for food security projects, but there is a…

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Childhood and Food Insecurity: A Fireside Chat

According to the USDA, households with children were nearly 1.5 times more likely to experience food insecurity even before COVID-19. This number more than doubled due to the pandemic, with food insecurity affecting almost 1 in 4 families. Food insecurity results in many negative outcomes for children, including the ability to learn and graduation rates.…

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Frederick Douglass’ Freedom

This week in history, formerly enslaved abolitionist Frederick Douglass bluntly criticized the failure of American commitments to “freedom”  in several Independence Day addresses.  “The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro” was delivered to a majority white audience in Rochester, New York. Tomorrow (July 5th) marks its anniversary. For those unfamiliar, we encourage you to…

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Foundation Beyond Belief is turning 12 this month!

Foundation Beyond Belief: Humanism at Work for Food Security

  We have a big birthday wish — but as humanists, we know that to make it come true, we can’t just make wishes. We have to get to work. So for our 12th birthday, we’re wishing and working for a world without hunger. We’ve just launched a brand new Beyond Belief Network Food Security…

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March Beyond Belief Network Roundup & Recognitions!

We just finished rounding what teams in the Beyond Belief Network (BBN) did to “spring” into humanist action in March! First off: a big warm welcome to new team Southeastern Virginia Atheists, Skeptics, & Humanists (SEVASH)! SEVASH describes themselves as “an informal social group that promotes fellowship and networking through social and community building activities.” We’re…

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February Beyond Belief Network Roundup & Recognitions!

We just finished rounding up what teams in the Beyond Belief Network (BBN) did as Valentines for their communities in February! Before we get into the details, please welcome new BBN team Camp Quest Kansas City! We’re also welcoming back two prior teams: Central Florida Freethought Community and Humanists Doing Good! The last two groups hit the…

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January Beyond Belief Network Roundup & Recognitions!

We just rounded up what volunteer teams in the Beyond Belief Network (BBN) did to kick off the new year! Check out what compassionate humanist and nonreligious volunteers did for their communities last month. First off, please welcome BBN’s newest team — and its first Ugandan team — Humanist Association for Leadership, Equity, and Accountability…

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