The Humanist Service Corps–A Peace Corps For Humanists

Foundation Beyond Belief continues to grow in inspiring directions. Their newest announcement is of their “Pathfinders Project” which will lay the ground for a humanist equivalent of the Peace Corps called the Humanist Service Corps:

Here is what they are raising money for:

We need $16,150 more to fully fund the project for this year which in part will go toward activities in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Bridge of Life School. Here’s where your contributions will be going (the figures are variable):

Travel: $4,000
Insurance: $1,000
Housing: $2,500
Food: $1,000
Project Donations (for construction materials, etc.): $6,250
Pathfinder Stipends: $400
Contingency & Misc $1,000

We’ve subtracted the $40,000 to be raised by the four Pathfinders and grants leaving us with a $16,150 deficit.

Donate here:

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • DSimon

    I’m a returned Peace Corps volunteer, and I think this is a very cool idea. I wish, a bit, that I could come along. :-)

  • http://pushthepulldoor.blogspot.com Don Gwinn

    It’s a great idea. Donated and linked at Reddit.
    First Reddit comment?
    “I have zero interest in donating money to Cambodia.”

    Well . . . OK, then. Have a nice day!

  • http://www.freethoughtify.com Bridget Gaudette

    Love this!!


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