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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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Hurricane Season To Exacerbate Food Insecurity

Jun 16, 2021
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June 1 marked the official start of hurricane season. When hurricanes hit they can demolish homes, devastate communities and displace people. In most cases electricity is cut, and keeping food fresh is impossible. Food insecurity is a significant dilemma that always emanates in the event of a disaster like a hurricane. An estimated seven million…

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May Beyond Belief Network Roundup!

Jun 14, 2021
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We just finished rounding up reports from BBN volunteer teams for the month of May — including what teams reported for Secular Week of Action! Let’s check it out…

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Anti-Homeless Laws Across the U.S. Criminalize Survival

Jun 5, 2021
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U.S. cities with a high number of people without housing keep passing new laws to push unhoused people out of view. Camping is often banned, as well as sleeping in public and living in vehicles. People are routinely evicted from encampments, many losing their belongings. Government restriction of these essential, life-sustaining activities criminalizes the very…

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Meet the teams in our Food Security Project

Jun 3, 2021
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Last month, FBB launched a brand new Food Security Project to fight hunger by supporting volunteer teams involved in food distribution. In the pilot phase, five teams are receiving monthly grants to help fill holes in their stocks; make special purchases to meet the needs of their beneficiaries; or build infrastructure to allow their program…

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Final numbers are in for Secular Week of Action!

Jun 1, 2021
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We just finished our final report on Secular Week of Action, which happened earlier this month. We surveyed as many teams as possible to ascertain their collective impact. While not everyone responded (and there have been events not formally registered on the SWoA site), here’s what we can tell you: Volunteer teams registered 59 events…

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Community-Driven Food Rescues Were Set Up to Respond to COVID-19

May 21, 2021
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Food Rescue Alliance (FRA) is the recipient of our 2021 Compassionate Impact Grant and will soon be a major resource and partner with Beyond Belief Network teams. This blog is their introduction to you about their work.  “We have been able to help provide good quality food from donations. We have been able to provide…

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