Kiva Atheists Have Now Loaned Out an Astonishing $25,000,000 on the Microlending Website

Longtime readers of this site know that the Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious group on microlending website Kiva is among the most popular on the site. We have loaned out more money than any other group and given out the most loans total. (The Kiva Christians come in second in both categories.)

But the atheists deserve another round of applause today because they just surpassed an astonishing $25 million in total loans made:

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Atheist Extends Open Invitation to Community to Come Over to Her House for a Christmas Meal

This is a little belated but what a wonderful story.

On Christmas, Asheville (North Carolina) resident Angelica Jasso extended an open invitation to anyone in her community to drop on by her home to get a hot, fresh, free meal.

She was compelled to do that because, as an atheist, she knew God wasn’t about to fill anyone’s stomach.

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How You Can Help an International Humanist-Led Mission Trip

As much as I dislike church-sponsored mission trips, especially short-term ones that don’t really help people in developing countries (but make for a great photo-op), I have to admire the way some Christians are willing to go overseas in order to help people they’ve never met. Even if proselytizing is included in the mix, those trips can make a big difference.

Conor Robinson wanted to create an atheist version of a mission trip — minus the proselytizing — and that’s why he began the Humanist Service Corps, a project of Foundation Beyond Belief. He’s currently leading a team in Ghana for his second stint overseas, and he’s looking for team members to join him beginning this summer.

He was kind enough to answer my questions about his work.



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Help the Ex-Muslims of North America

If you’ve heard or read anything from the Ex-Muslims of North America recently, you know they’ve been a breath of fresh air when it comes to pushing back against Islamic apologists in a culture where you’re not supposed to criticize anyone’s beliefs. They’ve also helped a lot of Muslims exit the faith safely, built local communities in several cities, and promoted free speech in all forms. They’ve done all this with volunteers and virtually no budget.

Now, they’re doing some actual fundraising in order to expand what they can provide. And all donations up to $30,000 will be doubled thanks to Project Reason! So if you’d like to pitch in to the non-profit, now’s the time to do so. (They’re now officially a non-profit, so donations are tax-deductible.)



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Atheist Adopt-A-Highway Signs in Texas Riddled with Bullets

While we’re talking about the Orange County Atheists of Texas, you may recall that the group began taking part in the Adopt-a-Highway program back in October. But within two weeks of their official signs going up on the road, they were vandalized. Someone had painted “I <3 God" and "I <3 Christ" over them.

The signs were eventually replaced, but the issue was serious enough that the group actually raised money to purchase cameras to catch future acts of vandalism.

Over the weekend, as members went to go install those cameras, they noticed that their new signs had also been ruined. This time, there were bullet holes in them:

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