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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Fire devastates enormous Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

More than 400 people are missing and 15 confirmed dead after a fire at the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. An estimated 45,122 people have been affected — mostly all Rohingya, who fled Myanmar from ethnic cleansing in 2017. Many are seeking shelter in nearby camps, friends or families’ shelters, and learning centers, according…

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People with Disabilities Struggle in the Wake of the Blizzard 

They say natural disasters don’t discriminate but one would be hard pressed to investigate a hurricane, earthquake, or blizzard in which one particular demographic wasn’t disproportionately hit: the disabled community. The freezing weather swept in on Valentine’s Day weekend and tore through multiple states. Widespread power outages and bursting pipes ensued, flooding homes and leaving…

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Announcing a Bigger, Bolder Compassionate Impact Grant

In October, Foundation Beyond Belief stated that we had several upcoming announcements. And now, we are excited to formally announce the launch of a brand new format — and the opening of applications — for our 2021 Compassionate Impact Grant (CIG). You may know the CIG as a part of the Humanist Grants program, which…

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Announcing the 2019-2020 Heart of Humanism Award winners!

Foundation Beyond Belief is proud of the many individuals and local groups who made extraordinary contributions to compassionate humanism last year. Their tireless work has improved countless lives in communities throughout the world. Our Heart of Humanism awards recognize some of these dedicated volunteers and we are thrilled to announce this year's winners, honoring their…

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Beneficiary Spotlight: Ignite

There are over 2,000 homeless youth on the streets of Chicago every night. Ignite has developed a national model for helping unstably housed youth, ages 14 to 26, get their youth back and take the first step toward their journey to a stable home and a future with promise.

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Poverty, Hunger, Racial Inequality Supersized Amid Coronavirus

Before the coronavirus outbreak, food insecurity was already a serious problem in the United States. In 2018, 1 in 9 residents were food insecure—that’s 37 million people, including 11 million children. Poverty already hindered the well-being of 38.1 million U.S. residents, including 16% of the nation’s children. The nearly 2.3 million people in U.S. prisons…

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Indonesian floods and the class divide

Indonesian flood

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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“A People of Nowhere.”

Two years ago, Myanmar’s military launched a violent crackdown against the Muslim Rohingya population. Last week, local regulators compounded the Rohingya's sense of isolation by ordering a halt to all cellphone service in the area of their camps. Imagine that your own government has burned your villages into the ground, attempted to kill you, and…

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Pueblo a Pueblo: Set Up For Success

“This is the most cohesive group we’ve partnered with,” says Genaro Simalaj, Pueblo a Pueblo’s Senior Beekeeping Project Technician. “They work very well together, and they are well-organized—and as a result, their hives are more stable and more successful than we’ve seen from any other partner group at this stage in the project.” They are…

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