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Humanist Responses to Afghanistan & Haiti

Aug 19, 2021
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Over the past week, we have all witnessed the humanitarian crises in Afghanistan and Haiti. In the past few days, many of you have reached out to us, generously volunteering your time, money, and resources. So here’s more about the situation and how you can help: Afghanistan: The withdrawal of international troops has led to…

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Join us August 25th for a Beyond Belief Network Mix and Mingle!

Aug 18, 2021
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Our Beyond Belief Network (BBN) is a collective of over 100 local volunteer teams in 28 states and seven countries that puts compassion into action through community service! You’ve been hearing a lot on our Fireside Chat programs about the five teams we’ve been giving grants to for food security projects, but there is a…

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July Beyond Belief Network Roundup!

Aug 15, 2021
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We just finished rounding up reports of what teams in our volunteer network did for their communities in July! Here’s a by-the-numbers rundown on what teams reported: Teams receiving grants as part of our Food Security Project reported: Total food security events held: 17 Total volunteer hours given: 301 Total individual beneficiaries served: 829 Total…

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Humanist Action Ghana is becoming an NGO!

Aug 2, 2021
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On FBB’s latest Fireside Chat—we announced big moves forward for our Humanist Action Ghana program. Later this year, HA Ghana will become an independent nongovernmental organization (NGO)… led and staffed entirely by Ghanaians in the country’s Northern Region! Participants discussed these changes as well as the challenges facing camps for alleged witches, our vocational training…

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Life in Ghanaian Alleged Witch Camps Under COVID-19

Jul 31, 2021
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Earlier this month, student journalists from Ghana contacted us to provide an update on the increasingly dire conditions of the country’s camps for alleged witches. Our poverty-alleviation program  Humanist Action: Ghana will soon be turning into an NGO working to impact the lives of these very people. Coronavirus disease as a global pandemic struck Ghana…

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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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