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I’m impacted by the winter storm crisis. But I still choose to help.

Feb 26, 2021
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Sleeping bags collected by Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless, who are volunteering to assist unsheltered people during the winter storm crisis in Texas

Our disaster response for the US winter weather crisis is fueled by humanist and atheist volunteers living in the impacted areas. But they themselves are facing difficulties from the disaster. Power outages. Lack of water. Broken pipes. Faced with some of these challenges, a lot of people would probably forgo volunteering and focus on self-preservation.…

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300 Seconds of Silence for Mubarak Bala

Feb 22, 2021
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300 Days Without Mubarak Bala

22 February 2021 marks the 300th day of Mubarak Bala’s ongoing arbitrary detention. In protest at his ongoing arbitrary detention, humanist activists across the globe will be observing a symbolic 300 second silence: one second for each day Mubarak has been detained.   Join the global protest. See Humanists International’s page freemubarakbala.org for more info…

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Winter Weather Crisis Relief: A View from the Ground

Feb 20, 2021
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Our programs director Wendy Webber is one of millions struggling through the US winter weather crisis. Earlier today, we asked Wendy for a brief quote about her thoughts on the emergency. She responded: “I tried to write a pithy quote. That didn’t happen. I tried to write a shorter quote of what this week has…

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January Beyond Belief Network Roundup & Recognitions!

Feb 15, 2021
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We just rounded up what volunteer teams in the Beyond Belief Network (BBN) did to kick off the new year! Check out what compassionate humanist and nonreligious volunteers did for their communities last month. First off, please welcome BBN’s newest team — and its first Ugandan team — Humanist Association for Leadership, Equity, and Accountability…

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Pueblo a Pueblo: Entrepreneurs Forging Ahead

Jan 30, 2021
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Catarina, Rosalia, and Gerbert, who all live in communities around Lake Atitlán, have more in common than just the place they call home. Each of these individuals participates in one of Pueblo a Pueblo’s Sustainable Livelihood Projects – Beekeeping, Women Entrepreneurs, and Youth Leadership. These projects are vital sources of community building, entrepreneurial training, and secondary…

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December Beyond Belief Network Roundup (Plus Team and Photo of the Month)!

Jan 27, 2021
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We just finished compiling December’s reports from volunteer teams in the Beyond Belief Network (BBN)! Holiday season provided a great opportunity to give back to the most vulnerable members of teams’ communities, especially people experiencing homelessness, disability, and domestic violence. Please join us celebrating their work!

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Welcome New FBB Board Member Tracie Harris

Jan 26, 2021
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FBB is thrilled to announce a new addition to the team: please welcome Board Member Tracie Harris! Tracie Harris graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Central Florida, including areas of specialization in anthropology, communication and studio art. She became a member of the Atheist Community of Austin (ACA), and…

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IPTX: Wrongful Conviction and the Long Road to Exoneration

Jan 18, 2021
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Dennis Allen and Stanley Mosey, exonerees of wrongful conviction after 15 years in prison

The Innocence Project of Texas is one of the leading innocence organizations in the country having exonerated 27 people since 2006. Discriminatory policies and practices at all stages of the criminal justice process unjustifiably disadvantage people of color and people living in poverty. Last year the inequality of our criminal justice system was brought into…

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Past grantee update: Tandana Foundation

Jan 18, 2021
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A couple weeks ago, we checked in to see how some past Humanist Grant recipients were doing. One of these organizations was Tandana Foundation, which works in Ecuador and Mali to support local community initiatives related to education, health, food security, water resources, environmental conservation, and income generation. One of Tandana’s projects is a literacy…

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Welcome 1st Quarter Grantees!

Jan 5, 2021
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This is our last quarter offering a slate of four quarterly grantees before transitioning into to our bigger, bolder Compassionate Impact Grant program*. So we’ve decided to send the quarterly grant program off in style by giving to four powerhouse organizations you’ve helped us support in previous years! This quarter, the power of humanist giving…

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