The following blog was provided to us by All Hands and Hearts, beneficiary of our 2020 Humanist Disaster Recovery appeal responding to Hurricanes Laura and Sally. All Hands and Hearts (AHAH) is honored to be selected as Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB)’s featured Hurricane Recovery 2020 Appeal beneficiary. AHAH and FBB have partnered since 2016, 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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Disasters don’t happen in isolation. Never has that been more true than today. Hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes are not cancelled because we are dealing with COVID-19. There is no part of disaster response and recovery in 2020 that will not be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A pandemic means responding to emergencies is harder and…

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In 2011, a community of Ugandan humanists founded a school in Kasese, Uganda, where religious-based education isthe norm. Kasese was recently hit with devastating floods, to which FBB has responded by launching a fundraiser to help Kasese Humanist School recover. In this blog entry, the school's director Bwambale Robert has shared an update on how…

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In 2011, a community of Ugandan humanists founded a school in Kasese, Uganda, in a nation where religious-based education is a standard part of the state curriculum. Based on the principles of humanism and science, the Kasese United Humanist Foundation’s school has grown to include three campuses and a hostel, serving children ages 3-13 of…

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Monsoon rains that began December 31 have brought catastrophic flooding and landslides to Jakarta, West Java, and Banten in Indonesia, with more rain expected in the coming weeks. Over 35,000 people have been displaced and more than 1,300 homes damaged. At the time of this writing at least 66 people have been confirmed dead. One…

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Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) is currently monitoring the effects and recovery efforts related to Cyclone Idai. On March 14th, Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi causing widespread damage, fatalities, and misplaced people. Currently the death toll has risen to over 750 people (Mozambique 446, Zimbabwe 259, and Malawi 56), but with flood…

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Want to help with hurricane recovery and take the FBB disaster recovery program to the next level? Starting in June 2019, Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) will send a volunteer to New Bern, North Carolina to help with recovery in the area. In addition to helping rebuild, this volunteer will help us organize our two week…

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