Atheists Will Gather in Chicago Next Month for a Conference All About Doing Good in This World

Next month, Chicago will play host to the Foundation Beyond Belief’s first ever conference — focusing not on the non-existence of God but how Humanists can do good in this world. It will take place July 18-20 at the Hilton Rosemont/O’Hare.

Check out this just-released promotional video:

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Two Atheist Charities Merge to Have a Greater Impact in Times of Need

Last November, after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, the American Humanist Association’s Humanist Charities raised more than $25,000 in a single day. Foundation Beyond Belief’s Humanist Crisis Response program raised more than $61,000.

That’s just one example of what the two charities have done in times of crisis by appealing to atheists who want to help out.

Now, the two charities have joined forces to become one large relief group (under Foundation Beyond Belief’s umbrella) “in order to further promote humanist philanthropy and more efficiently channel aid and funding to charitable causes.”

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A New Pay-What-You-Want Book About Putting Our Humanist Values to Work

How do our Humanist values manifest themselves in the real world?

That’s the question Chris Stedman and Zachary Cole are attempting to answer in a new ebook called Values in Action:

The book’s contributors discuss actual projects they did to help their communities, the benefits and drawbacks to interfaith cooperation, and the resources offered by the Foundation Beyond Belief and its Beyond Belief Network.

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People of Color Beyond Faith Announce Community Outreach Drive

A coalition of atheist groups called “People of Color Beyond Faith” is planning to host a conference this October in Los Angeles to discuss matters of importance to Godless minorities — and they’re hoping to do some charity work as well:



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Atheist Charity Featured in New York Times because of Its Outreach to Religious Groups

It’s hard to express how proud I am to see Foundation Beyond Belief celebrated in a New York Times article today by Samuel Freedman — specifically for our seemingly paradoxical outreach to religious organizations:



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