A Great Sports Story

If anyone who isn't a Michigan Wolverine fan remembers Vincent Smith at all, it's for being on the receiving end of one of the most vicious hits most of us have ever seen. Jadeveon Clowney absolutely blew him up on a play that was not his fault at all. If you haven't seen it: … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Actions that Speak

This is a guest post by Conor Robinson, who is passionate about improving dialogue (and the world) by increasing the effectiveness and visibility of service-oriented atheism. He is the Programs Director at Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) and the Founding Director of FBB's Humanist Service Corps, the only international volunteering program guided by the values of humanism. … [Read more...]

CFI Michigan at the March for Science

The Rapidian, a local Grand Rapids magazine, has an article about my home community, CFI Michigan, sponsoring this Saturday's March for Science at the state capitol. My dear friend and our program director, Jennifer Beahan, is one of the speakers at the event. … [Read more...]

Dear Mick Mulvaney: Meals on Wheels Works Very Well

At an astonishingly cruel and irrational press conference the other day, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney argued that getting rid of Meals on Wheels was the compassionate thing to do because taxpayers had to pay for a program that was "just not showing any results." … [Read more...]

Trump Wants to Cut Funding for UN Programs

Always the fiscally responsible one, Donald Trump wants to cut the measly $10 billion (out of a ~$4 trillion budget, or 1/4 of one-thousandth of the budget) the U.S. spends on the United Nations, almost all of which will come out of important commitments to world peace and well-being. … [Read more...]

Center for Inquiry Condemns Anti-Muslim Immigration Order

The Center for Inquiry put out a statement unequivocally condemning Trump's anti-Muslim immigration order, calling it an "act of cruelty" that illegally engages in discrimination. I particularly like what my friend Michael De Dora has to say: … [Read more...]

Twenty Years of Humanism in Nigeria

This is a guest post by my friend Leo Igwe, a tireless activist for humanism and against the many barbarities of religion in his native Nigeria and all of Africa. In it, he celebrates twenty years of the Nigeria Humanist Movement, which he founded, and the good that it has done. … [Read more...]

Tampa Still Arresting People for Feeding the Homeless

Along with several other cities in Florida, Tampa has a longstanding habit of arresting activists who feed homeless people in public parks. This time it was members of the group Peace Not Bombs who committed the "crime" of showing compassion to those who need it. … [Read more...]

Please Support the Official Foundation Beyond Belief Podcast

The Foundation Beyond Belief, a group that my readers know is very, very important to me, now has an official podcast, the Humanist Experience. The podcast, hosted by Evan Clark and Serah Blain, travels the country bringing you the stories of humanist activists putting their principles into action. … [Read more...]

CFI Wins Secular Celebrant Lawsuit in Illinois

A federal judge has ruled that the state of Illinois must allow humanist secular celebrants to solemnize marriages in a lawsuit in which the plaintiff was friend and fellow Patheos blogger Galen Broaddus. I'm still baffled as to why Illinois fought the case in the first place. … [Read more...]

Yes, Humanists Should Partner with Black Lives Matter

When I was on my Texas speaking tour in October, I got to meet Sean Omar Rivera, the leader of the Secular Student Alliance at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He impressed the hell out of me. This tireless activist makes the case for why secular humanists should align with Black Lives Matter and similar movements. … [Read more...]

Support Foundation Beyond Belief on Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, when we take a break from the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and, if we are capable of doing so, donate to an organization working to make our society better. This Giving Tuesday, why not make a donation to Foundation Beyond Belief? … [Read more...]