8 Insights From Our Open Discussion on Humanist Volunteering

Each month FBB hosts a live Fireside Chat with grantees, volunteers, and friends. The last session was an informal open discussion with volunteers and team leaders in our Beyond Belief Network. Here are a few of our favorite insights that came out of this free-flowing chat:

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Congratulations Humanist Action Ghana vocational training graduates!

Our Humanist Action Ghana program (soon to become a Ghanaian NGO) just presented certificates to graduates in its vocational training program! This anti-poverty program trains young people near the town of Cape Coast the trade of sewing and gives them resources to start their own business. 10 trainees have trained under 4 professional tailors for…

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Three ways to give to Hurricane Ida recovery

Hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana are without power, water, air conditioning, and fuel following the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. At least four are dead. We’ve received a number of inquiries about whether FBB will be launching an appeal for Ida disaster recovery. Having assessed the situation and considering that local members of our…

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College Students Face Food Insecurity

Food insecurity among college students is more widespread than many Americans may assume. More than 1/3 of college students today experience insecurity with food and/or housing because of the rising cost of tuition and high cost of rent.

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Participating in Humanist Communities Makes a Difference

Like many humanists I was raised religious. In the years that followed my apostasy, sometimes I missed the camaraderie and community: church potlucks, theatrical plays, holiday celebrations, and charitable volunteering and fundraising. Studies show that community is important for pro-social behavior, volunteerism, health, happiness, and well-being. Community connection can be complicated in today’s society, though,…

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Humanist Responses to Afghanistan & Haiti

Over the past week, we have all witnessed the humanitarian crises in Afghanistan and Haiti. In the past few days, many of you have reached out to us, generously volunteering your time, money, and resources. So here’s more about the situation and how you can help: Afghanistan: The withdrawal of international troops has led to…

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Announcing the Winners of the 2020-21 Heart of Humanism Awards!

FBB gives the annual Heart of Humanism awards to recognize sterling service from Beyond Belief Network (BBN) teams, as well as individuals who make extraordinary contributions to compassionate humanism. 2020 presented enormous challenges to humanists striving to making an impact in their communities. We faced dual obstacles: heightened need and unprecedented changes to how we…

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Vote for Heart of Humanism Photo of the Year!

What do humanist values look like? Each year, Foundation Beyond Belief’s Heart of Humanism Awards celebrate the volunteer efforts of individuals and teams whose work the previous year exemplified compassion in action. And our Best Photo Award captures in an image that compassion at work. Help us select a photo that highlights what humanist values…

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