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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Hurricane Season To Exacerbate Food Insecurity

June 1 marked the official start of hurricane season. When hurricanes hit they can demolish homes, devastate communities and displace people. In most cases electricity is cut, and keeping food fresh is impossible. Food insecurity is a significant dilemma that always emanates in the event of a disaster like a hurricane. An estimated seven million…

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Anti-Homeless Laws Across the U.S. Criminalize Survival

U.S. cities with a high number of people without housing keep passing new laws to push unhoused people out of view. Camping is often banned, as well as sleeping in public and living in vehicles. People are routinely evicted from encampments, many losing their belongings. Government restriction of these essential, life-sustaining activities criminalizes the very…

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Meet the teams in our Food Security Project

Last month, FBB launched a brand new Food Security Project to fight hunger by supporting volunteer teams involved in food distribution. In the pilot phase, five teams are receiving monthly grants to help fill holes in their stocks; make special purchases to meet the needs of their beneficiaries; or build infrastructure to allow their program…

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It’s our birthday. Let’s pass the celebration forward.

We just turned 12 today. We’ve got more than a dozen reasons to celebrate, but there’s one we’d like to focus on today: One person. There is one person whose life you can impact right now. A stranger you’ll never meet, who isn’t sure if they can feed themselves or their family today. Someone who…

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Food Insecurity Rising Rapidly: Who Is Being Affected?

Food insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food to live an active, healthy lifestyle. It might mean that sometimes you have enough food and sometimes you have healthy food but rarely do you have enough healthy food. Food insecurity is at the worst…

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Foundation Beyond Belief is turning 12 this month!

Foundation Beyond Belief: Humanism at Work for Food Security

  We have a big birthday wish — but as humanists, we know that to make it come true, we can’t just make wishes. We have to get to work. So for our 12th birthday, we’re wishing and working for a world without hunger. We’ve just launched a brand new Beyond Belief Network Food Security…

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Meet the recipient of our new, super-sized Compassionate Impact Grant!

Food Rescue Alliance

After months of evaluating innovative organizations with measurable impacts on hunger, water access, and disparity, we are finally announcing the recipient of our new, super-sized Compassionate Impact Grant (CIG): Food Rescue Alliance. Food Rescue Alliance (FRA) is poised to make a powerful impact on all our top issues as humanists: food insecurity, poverty, inequity, social…

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People Without Housing Targeted by City Ordinance in Austin

Early voting on a city ordinance to sweep people without housing out of view is underway in Austin.  A ban on public sleeping was lifted in 2019, but now Austin’s homelessness problem has become too visible for some. A May 1 vote will determine whether or not to criminalize being homeless again. Hundreds of jurisdictions…

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