22 Jan 2018
There was a lot to be thankful for in November. We are thankful for our Beyond Belief Network teams and all the hard work they put into helping others and making their communities great.
Springfield Skeptics stepped up when the Gigglebox folks called them up last minute in need of help. Springfield Skeptics showed up in force! They took some time out of their Saturday to pack boxes full of toys, puzzles, color pencils, whoopee cushions, and more. Once packed these boxes were loaded into the Gigglebus ready to be delivered to kids struggling with major health problems or abuse. When all was said and done the group ended up packing over 100 boxes in about an hour!By FBB
23 Nov 2017
In September, we have National Clean Up day and National Good Neighbor Day. Our Beyond Beyond Belief Network (BBN) teams certainly did their part. They came out en masse to clean up their communities, help people experiencing homelessness, and providing non-religious Sunday services on a military base. They were very good neighbors!(more…) By FBB
21 Nov 2017
We are thrilled to announce the winners of our latest Heart of Humanism Awards. This year’s awards recognize the outstanding community service of local groups who are part of our Beyond Belief Network program who made extraordinary contributions to compassionate humanism.(more…) By FBB
17 Nov 2017
Austin Humanists at Work (ATXHAW) has received a 501(c)(3) designation, officially establishing it as a nonprofit organization. The group is an extremely active, Beyond Belief Network team and have received grants from Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB). FBB will continue to support them and their mission and are excited by this development that will allow them to better serve their community.(more…)
02 Nov 2017
24 Oct 2017
Greetings Beyond Belief Network!
Did you know that for many people August is known as Happiness Happens Month? It’s true! In 2000, it was created a month-long event by the Secret Society of Happy People as a way “to share happiness and encourage people to talk and think about happiness."
Even more interesting and relevant to our Foundation, the 2017 theme of Happiness Happens Month was #HappinessUnites. As founder Pamela Gail Johnson says, “[We] want to live in a world where more people are united by our similarities than are divided by our differences.” She explains, that although happiness won’t get rid of the problems we face as a society right now, who better to solve those problems than people who are optimistic in their ability solve?
At Foundation Beyond Belief, we are so fortunate to know so many secular groups that are focused on bringing happiness and positive solutions to their communities. We want to share some of their amazing efforts to unite their communities with happiness in August!(more…) By FBB
12 Oct 2017
We're happy to announce our August Picture of the Month award goes to Pikes Peak Atheists & Pikes Peak Atheist Families. Their picture was taken at their second cleanup event of the year at a 1.5 mile stretch of creek. Twenty-seven volunteers participated in a cleanup that notably removed a broken basketball hoop, a shopping cart, exercise equipment, and beach chairs from the creek. What a great event!
August’s Team of the Month, Center for Inquiry-Michigan, had a unique event. They teamed with the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan to canvas an area of older homes susceptible to lead poisoning due to lead paint flakes and dust. Seven volunteers visited 177 homes in the area, handing out literature, providing a free lead test to homes with children under the age of 5, and explaining the dangers of lead dust to the growth and development of children. To give an idea of how important this kind of event is in the area - in 2015 this area had more cases of lead poisoning in children than the entire city of Flint. Keep up the good work Center for Inquiry-Michigan!By FBB