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Join us tomorrow for a chat about Humanist Action: Ghana

Jul 27, 2021
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Humanist Action: Ghana is FBB’s locally-led program empowering women and alleviating poverty in Ghanaian communities. TOMORROW: we’ve got big news about Humanist Action: Ghana. The program is hitting a major milestone in growing its impact, and we’re fulfilling a pledge we made to keep our work abroad ethical and anti-colonial. We’ll also get you caught…

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

Jul 26, 2021
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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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Food Rescue Alliance: Reducing Barriers

Jul 23, 2021
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Food Rescue Alliance is the recipient of our major three-year Compassionate Impact Grant. We asked the organization to catch us up on its impact so far. Here, they tell us about how making food rescue more efficient is going hand-in-hand with demonstrating sensitivity toward impacted communities. Food Rescue Alliance (FRA) facilitates the development and growth…

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Ending Child Marriage in the U.S.

Jul 21, 2021
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The U.S isn’t the first country that comes to mind when one considers married children, but New York and Rhode Island just became the mere fifth and sixth states to ban the practice outright. (Following New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Minnesota.) The marriage age is set by each state and territory, either by statute or…

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June Beyond Belief Network Roundup!

Jul 21, 2021
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We just finished rounding up reports from BBN volunteer teams for the month of June! Recognitions Please welcome one the latest BBN Team, Humanists of Tallahassee! Team of the Month for June goes to Fellowship of Freethought-Dallas. After postponing in-person events for 16 months, these volunteers returned to serving meals at the Ewing House: a…

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Childhood and Food Insecurity: A Fireside Chat

Jul 18, 2021
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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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Frederick Douglass’ Freedom

Jul 4, 2021
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This week in history, formerly enslaved abolitionist Frederick Douglass bluntly criticized the failure of American commitments to “freedom”  in several Independence Day addresses.  “The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro” was delivered to a majority white audience in Rochester, New York. Tomorrow (July 5th) marks its anniversary. For those unfamiliar, we encourage you to…

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What keeps food security volunteers going in Florida?

Jun 30, 2021
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Food insecurity is a tough crisis to face. What keeps front-line volunteers going? What can concerned people do, and why should they do it? And just how worth it is it, really? To answer some of these questions, we’re interviewing members of the five rockstar Beyond Belief Network teams receiving grants through our Food Security…

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Why Kids Need a Summer Without Hunger

Jun 28, 2021
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Every day 13 million children in the U.S. aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. One in six kids don’t have enough to eat at least some of the time. While that number is significant, during summer months it’s even more alarming, nearly doubling as kids lose access to school lunch and breakfast…

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Vote for Heart of Humanism Photo of the Year!

Jun 23, 2021
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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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