Muslims Conduct a Day of Prayer in Washington

On Friday, about 3,000 Muslims showed up in Washington to pray in front of the U.S. Capitol: “America is not perfect,” Abdul Malik, an organizer of the event called Islam on Capitol Hill, told the crowd. “But I will say something it took me my whole adult life to come to: America is not perfect, [Read More...]

The Gaytheists Blog

Reed Braden has begun a new website that sounds very promising: The Gaytheists is a new group blog for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning Atheists, skeptics and Humanists. LGBTQ. Perfect. Feel free to check it out and add them to your blogrolls. [Read more...]

The Will with the Jew-Only Clause

Max Feinberg, a dentist from Chicago, died in 1986. His wife Erla took over his estate and she died in 2003. After that, their five grandchildren stood to inherit at least $250,000 apiece. There was only one catch (PDF). According to Max’s will: … any such descendant who married outside the Jewish faith or whose [Read More...]

Blogging About Philanthropy and Humanism

When Foundation Beyond Belief (that’s the placeholder website) officially opens shop on January 1st, 2010, we’ll be needing bloggers to help us out. If you know an atheist/humanist who blogs brilliantly about the environment, poverty, peace, child welfare, animal protection, human rights, education, health, and/or general issues in philanthropy, please nominate by adding a link [Read More...]

It’s Not a Toy, Baby!

I thought all babies were supposed to know not to play with plastic bags… (I swear I had nothing to do with this.) This image clearly needs a caption. What do you think? (Thanks to Stuart for the image!) [Read more...]