A Milestone for the Foundation Beyond Belief

[Editor's Note: In the past, I've written about how it will advance the atheist movement for those of us who have the means to make charitable donations that serve as a positive, collective expression of our worldview. Specifically, I've written often about the Foundation Beyond Belief, a clever and worthwhile meta-charity, to praise their work and encourage freethinkers to support them. I'm happy to reprint this press release announcing the FBB's achievement of a major milestone. —Ebonmuse]

Early Thursday morning, total donations from the members of Foundation Beyond Belief to our featured charities quietly surpassed $100,000.

Foundation Beyond Belief

That money has done a lot of good in our one and only world – feeding the hungry, educating children, providing access to health care, protecting biodiversity, fighting climate change, and supporting organizations that work for peace and basic human rights.

One of the central ethics of humanism is mutual care and responsibility. In the absence of a supernatural caretaker, we know that the responsibility for improving this world rests where it always has – with the people who live, think, feel, and act in that world.

The humanists in this unique philanthropic community have made the choice to step forward, becoming more active in creating a better world as an expression of our worldview. For the remainder of 2011, we’ll be working to increase our impact even more, connecting our members more tangibly to the work of our beneficiaries and increasing our own direct efforts through a humanist volunteer corps.

In the meantime, thanks so much for your help in reaching this landmark. And on we go to the next!

Dale McGowan
Executive Director

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  • gamba

    Am in Nigeria. I want to donate a token, but i dont know how. Can someone please put me through. And, dont see me as “unnecessary” i really want to be part of this.

  • http://www.spiritualbiblestudy.com Bible Studies

    See, this goes a long way to prove those ignorant professed Christians wrong that no good deeds would be done outside of religion. Nice of you guys to do such a thing.

    -Don Preece


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