Humanist Service Corps Looking for People to Join Them on a Secular Mission Trip in Africa

Nearly a year ago, I announced the formation of the Pathfinders Project, a “yearlong international service trip with clean water, education, sustainability, and advocacy projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.” Director Conor Robinson was looking for four people to join him on the secular mission trip.

He found his team and they accomplished some incredible things in Uganda, Cambodia, Ghana, Haiti, Ecuador, Colombia, and Guatemala.

Now, Conor (below, center) wants to do it again. He’s looking for more people to join him in the Humanist Service Corps:



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Religious Fundraiser at a Rutgers Football Game Leads to Threat of Lawsuit

During a recent football game at Rutgers, a portion of the proceeds made at the state university’s concession stands went to the Church of God in Christ for All Saints. Now, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center has informed the school that sort of fundraiser is illegal:



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Cherokee County (Texas) Officials Reject Humanist Display Outside Courthouse, but Say the Nativity Scene Can Stay

If you walk past the Cherokee County Courthouse in Texas, it might be hard to miss this Nativity scene they have up right now:

If that’s allowed, surely a Humanist display would be allowed, too, right?

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Christkindlmarket in Downtown Chicago Now Includes an Atheist Banner and a Giant Scarlet “A”

If you’re in Chicago and walking through Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza, make sure you take some pictures next to the atheist display that just went up yesterday:

The whole thing was put up by the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Metropolitan Chicago chapter. It includes an 8.5-foot-tall Scarlet A and this banner:

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Chicago Church Gives Members $500 Each, Telling Them to Pay It Forward and Make the World a Better Place

There’s no shame in giving credit where it’s due and a church in Chicago has done something really neat after it came into a lot of money: The pastor gave 10% of it ($160,000) to members of the congregation — $500 each — and told them to pay it forward to those less fortunate:



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