Volunteers in the Beyond Belief Network (BBN) have been staying busy this summer despite the pandemic, and so have we. So busy, in fact, we fell behind on publishing our monthly BBN roundups! We won’t let volunteers’ hard work go unrecognized, so this month we’ve put together a BBN Roundup looking at what secular volunteers…

Read More

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,…

Read More

Secular Week of Action (WoA)— the nonreligious community's response to the National Day of Prayer— is in full swing! Dozens of atheist, humanist, and other secular groups from across the country are putting their values into action, many emphasizing a compassionate response to COVID-19. FBB is coordinating this year's WoA, and has a hand in…

Read More

There are over 2,000 homeless youth on the streets of Chicago every night. Ignite has developed a national model for helping unstably housed youth, ages 14 to 26, get their youth back and take the first step toward their journey to a stable home and a future with promise.

Read More

Before the coronavirus outbreak, food insecurity was already a serious problem in the United States. In 2018, 1 in 9 residents were food insecure—that’s 37 million people, including 11 million children. Poverty already hindered the well-being of 38.1 million U.S. residents, including 16% of the nation’s children. The nearly 2.3 million people in U.S. prisons…

Read More

Spurred on by news reports of the extreme shortage of protective equipment for healthcare workers, some individuals and organizations are sewing cloth face masks to help fill the gap until supplies of commercial face masks are replenished. Some desperate hospitals are encouraging mask-making and providing volunteers with sewing templates.

Read More