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Update on the Kasese Floods

May 20, 2020
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In 2011, a community of Ugandan humanists founded a school in Kasese, Uganda, where religious-based education isthe norm. Kasese was recently hit with devastating floods, to which FBB has responded by launching a fundraiser to help Kasese Humanist School recover. In this blog entry, the school's director Bwambale Robert has shared an update on how…

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April Beyond Belief Network Roundup

May 17, 2020
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Volunteer teams in the Beyond Belief Network shifted gears in our first full month of quarantine, asked what the new needs were in their communities, and figured out how to help from a distance!

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Floods threaten students of Kasese Humanist School

May 15, 2020
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In 2011, a community of Ugandan humanists founded a school in Kasese, Uganda, in a nation where religious-based education is a standard part of the state curriculum. Based on the principles of humanism and science, the Kasese United Humanist Foundation’s school has grown to include three campuses and a hostel, serving children ages 3-13 of…

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February and March Winners! Beyond Belief Network Team of the Month & Photo of the Month

May 13, 2020
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Beyond Belief Network is a collective of over 125 humanist, atheist, and other non-believing organizations putting compassionate humanism into action through community volunteering and charitable fundraising. COVID-19 and Secular Week of Action kept us pretty busy for a while, so now we're playing a little catch-up. Let's see what teams crushed it in the months…

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Beneficiary Spotlight: Hearts of Gold

May 12, 2020
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Hearts of Gold Foundation was founded in Cuenca, Ecuador by a Canadian family who had been living in the city for 7 years and were looking for the best way to support vulnerable communities. Our founders started their work in 2011. First they helped families by delivering food baskets. Then, they began to lend money…

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Where Due Process and Human Rights Cease to Exist

May 11, 2020
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Operating in a court where due process rights don’t exist Did you know that of the tens of thousands of asylum seekers arriving throughout 2019 and 2020, less than 2% were represented by an attorney in court? While they waited for their court hearings, asylum seekers were forced to live in makeshift refugee camps in…

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Running with Maud and direct action against sanctioned violence

May 9, 2020
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FBB is changing the distance of our staff’s Week Of Action charity 5k to 2.23 miles in solidarity with the #RunWithMaud campaign. (2.23 miles recognizes February 23rd, the day of Ahmaud Aubrey's racially-motivated murder.) The beneficiary of our virtual 5k remains organizations supporting people experiencing food insecurity, but the Ahmaud Aubrey story has become impossible…

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The Radical Past and Present of Mutual Aid

May 7, 2020
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In the past couple months, you may have noticed an explosion of mutual aid societies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic—groups which share housing, food, health care, goods, or transportation while drawing attention to the politics of inequity. The idea is nothing new. Frequently-cited historical examples of mutual aid organizations include unions, 19th century Friendly Societies,…

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#FreeMubarakBala

May 4, 2020
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On Tuesday, April 28th, the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, Mubarak Bala, was arrested following allegations that he insulted the Prophet Muhammad on Facebook. It is reported he was arrested on charges of public disturbance and cybercrimes. We have reason to believe that Mubarak's life is in jeopardy.

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As Blood Supply Dwindles, Humanists Call on FDA to Reevaluate Further its Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy

May 4, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Mon., May 4, 2020) Barker, TX. — Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB), an international secular humanist charity whose work includes recovery efforts following disasters and humanitarian crises, is partnering with the American Humanist Association (AHA) to ask for further reforms to the U.S. FDA’s anti-gay blood donation policy.

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