On Tuesday, April 28th, the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, Mubarak Bala, was arrested following allegations that he insulted the Prophet Muhammad on Facebook. It is reported he was arrested on charges of public disturbance and cybercrimes. We have reason to believe that Mubarak's life is in jeopardy.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Mon., May 4, 2020) Barker, TX. — Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB), an international secular humanist charity whose work includes recovery efforts following disasters and humanitarian crises, is partnering with the American Humanist Association (AHA) to ask for further reforms to the U.S. FDA’s anti-gay blood donation policy.

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Secular Week of Action (WoA)— the nonreligious community's response to the National Day of Prayer— is in full swing! Dozens of atheist, humanist, and other secular groups from across the country are putting their values into action, many emphasizing a compassionate response to COVID-19. FBB is coordinating this year's WoA, and has a hand in…

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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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As we're all well aware, March was an unusual month for volunteerism across the globe. Last month marked the transition from business as usual to socially-distant action for many Beyond Belief Network (BBN) teams. This installment of our monthly BBN roundups includes activities reported by teams before lockdowns were implemented in their states and after.…

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My Sister's House was FBB's 1st Quarter Humanist Grant recipient in the category of Human Rights. It’s kind of ironic: COVID-19 and My Sister’s House's 19th anniversary. The theme of My Sister’s House 19th Anniversary Gala this year was “together”, and together we are all impacted by the coronavirus. My Sister’s House services are needed…

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Foundation Beyond Belief is organizing a virtual 5k for runners, walkers, and rollers anywhere and everywhere to support food banks serving communities at high-risk for food insecurity in the U.S., as well as FBB's Humanist Action: Ghana program. With the closure of businesses and schools as a result of COVID-19, as well as dangerous health…

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Spurred on by news reports of the extreme shortage of protective equipment for healthcare workers, some individuals and organizations are sewing cloth face masks to help fill the gap until supplies of commercial face masks are replenished. Some desperate hospitals are encouraging mask-making and providing volunteers with sewing templates.

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Volunteer groups in the Beyond Belief Network performed quite a few labors of love for their communities during Valentine's season! We are, of course, shifting gears to socially-distant volunteerism for a while, but we'd still like to take a moment to appreciate teams' pre-lockdown work over the month of February. It's a taste of what…

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