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Inmates Face Aftermath of Toxic Flood in Florida Jail

Apr 17, 2021
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Little over a week ago in Florida, hundreds of people (some 315 homes) were evacuated after a leak at Piney Point wastewater reservoir near Tampa. A local jail was also threatened by flooding with toxic water, yet it was only partially evacuated. Most of Manatee County Jail’s prisoners (700+) were crowded upstairs, left behind to…

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Join us for a super-sized grantee reveal!

Apr 15, 2021
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An organization that exemplifies humanist values to build a better world is about to get a major boost. And it’s thanks to FBB supporters! After months of evaluating scores of innovative, evidence-based organizations that create access to food and clean water, tackle disparities in health and well-being, and/or foster employment opportunities and economic growth, we’re…

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Fire devastates enormous Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Mar 25, 2021
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More than 400 people are missing and 15 confirmed dead after a fire at the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. An estimated 45,122 people have been affected — mostly all Rohingya, who fled Myanmar from ethnic cleansing in 2017. Many are seeking shelter in nearby camps, friends or families’ shelters, and learning centers, according…

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February Beyond Belief Network Roundup & Recognitions!

Mar 15, 2021
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We just finished rounding up what teams in the Beyond Belief Network (BBN) did as Valentines for their communities in February! Before we get into the details, please welcome new BBN team Camp Quest Kansas City! We’re also welcoming back two prior teams: Central Florida Freethought Community and Humanists Doing Good! The last two groups hit the…

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People with Disabilities Struggle in the Wake of the Blizzard 

Mar 9, 2021
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They say natural disasters don’t discriminate but one would be hard pressed to investigate a hurricane, earthquake, or blizzard in which one particular demographic wasn’t disproportionately hit: the disabled community. The freezing weather swept in on Valentine’s Day weekend and tore through multiple states. Widespread power outages and bursting pipes ensued, flooding homes and leaving…

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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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