We asked you to tell us about your local secular group in an attempt to encourage the start-up and growth of “good without god” communities. We’ve received a lot of responses already (Thanks!) and here’s a glimpse at our next group: The Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless in Texas.
If you’re looking to get your group involved in community service, this crew is one to take notes from! They do an amazing job of pulling resources and volunteers together to supply the homeless with the items that most people take for granted.
They even offer advice to others looking to do something similar:
“Find your niche and stay focused on your group’s mission. Be willing to tweak your process often. Take advantage of the strengths of your volunteers. Venture beyond your community’s secular resources and you just may find supporters in the most unexpected places.”
Want to be featured in this series? If you can fill out most of the questions below, your group is probably a good candidate to be showcased on our page. We hope to hear from you! E-mail submissions to SecularGroups@gmail.com!
Links to group’s Facebook. website, Twitter, etc.:
When was your group established?
What does your group do for fun to connect with each other?
What community/volunteer activities does your group participate in, if any?
What political/social activism does your group do, if any?
Does your group have a favorite charity to fundraise for or promote?
Do you have any stories to share about your city having a positive reaction to your group?
What are some challenges your group has faced?
What advice would you like to share with other groups struggling to grow or are just starting up?
**Please attach some photos of your group as a whole, in action, and having fun**