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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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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Thank you to every person who donated to our Disaster Appeal: Hurricane Season 2018 and our Call to Action: Family Separation at the Border. Your gifts will make a real difference in the lives of those affected by these crises. These campaigns will be closed on Monday, November 19th. If you would still like support…

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There are currently 13,200 children in custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which is more than ever before, and the average stay has doubled from that of two years ago. (The official Health and Human Services number is 54 days, but officials have anonymously reported that the number is closer to 74.) The…

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While many people across the country, and even in Houston, do not see or hear daily reminders of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, the most vulnerable of Houston's residents are still feeling the effects one year later.

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HDR in action

Calling all Humanists! Houston families need your help! Last fall, Hurricane Harvey and its associated rainstorms dropped about 27 trillion gallons of rainwater over Texas and Louisiana in just just six days. Harvey dumped 51 inches of rain in south Texas, which is more than Houston typically gets in one year (49.77 inches). Over 300,000…

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Humanist Disaster Recovery (HDR) Teams is in need of volunteers for our next deployment which is scheduled from May 27 – June 7, 2017, in Denham Springs, LA. Volunteers are not required to remain for the duration of the deployment and are responsible for their own travel to and from the program. Volunteers may begin…

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Earlier this month at a mayoral forum, the current mayor of San Antonio, TX, Ivy Taylor, was asked by a representative of SA Christian Hope Resource Center what she saw as the deepest systemic causes of generational poverty. Her answer was disappointing. “Since you’re with the Christian Coalition, I’ll go ahead and put it out…

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At this time, one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the modern age is unfolding in Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. This past weekend, in only the Jubbaland region of southern Somalia, 26 people lost their lives to starvation in the span of a day and a half. Famines have started to become…

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