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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December Beyond Belief Network Roundup (Plus Team and Photo of the Month)!

We just finished compiling December’s reports from volunteer teams in the Beyond Belief Network (BBN)! Holiday season provided a great opportunity to give back to the most vulnerable members of teams’ communities, especially people experiencing homelessness, disability, and domestic violence. Please join us celebrating their work!

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October Beyond Belief Network Roundup (Plus Team and Photo of the Month)!

As the weather cools down, Beyond Belief Network teams are heating things up! We just finished compiling October’s volunteer reports. We’re pleased to say that teams are continuing to build momentum as they learn how to adapt to the global pandemic. Please join us celebrating what they did for their communities last month.

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Thinking About Our Pale Blue Dot

Astronomer Carl Sagan, who would have turned 86 today, once wrote: “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” We’ve been asking you lately to imagine what a truly humanist world would look like. A world in which poverty, hunger, and environmental destruction are relics of the…

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