This blog entry comes to us from Atheists of Polk County, a Florida-based volunteer group that is part of the Beyond Belief Network: is a collective of nonreligious clubs putting compassionate humanism into action through community service. On an otherwise nondescript Saturday morning in April, a text from Kathy Dobson (a fairly new friend and…

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An uprising for racial justice is sweeping the country. News and videos of state-sanctioned violence have flooded our televisions and social media, raising our awareness of the countless Black men, women, and children whose lives have been violently stolen. We know some of their names: Tony McDade. George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Atatiana Jefferson. Eric Garner. Tamir…

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Beyond Belief Network is a collective of over 125 humanist, atheist, and other non-believing organizations putting compassionate humanism into action through community volunteering and charitable fundraising. COVID-19 and Secular Week of Action kept us pretty busy for a while, so now we're playing a little catch-up. Let's see what teams crushed it in the months…

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In the past couple months, you may have noticed an explosion of mutual aid societies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic—groups which share housing, food, health care, goods, or transportation while drawing attention to the politics of inequity. The idea is nothing new. Frequently-cited historical examples of mutual aid organizations include unions, 19th century Friendly Societies,…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Mon., May 4, 2020) Barker, TX. — Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB), an international secular humanist charity whose work includes recovery efforts following disasters and humanitarian crises, is partnering with the American Humanist Association (AHA) to ask for further reforms to the U.S. FDA’s anti-gay blood donation policy.

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As we're all well aware, March was an unusual month for volunteerism across the globe. Last month marked the transition from business as usual to socially-distant action for many Beyond Belief Network (BBN) teams. This installment of our monthly BBN roundups includes activities reported by teams before lockdowns were implemented in their states and after.…

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Volunteer groups in the Beyond Belief Network performed quite a few labors of love for their communities during Valentine's season! We are, of course, shifting gears to socially-distant volunteerism for a while, but we'd still like to take a moment to appreciate teams' pre-lockdown work over the month of February. It's a taste of what…

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