For nearly five years now, a volunteer group of atheists called Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless has gathered each month to hand out care packages to people in their community who need it the most. Their funding comes entirely from donations and there’s no proselytizing involved (unless you include any signs with the group’s name). [Read More...]
This is How You Can Help the Atheist Who Uncovered Multiple Constitutional Violations at His High School
A lot of you have contacted me asking how you could donate something to help out Isaiah Smith, the atheist who uncovered — and put a stop to — a whole slew of church/state violations at his high school.
Your desire to help was compounded by the fact that Isaiah was kicked out of his house due to his sexual orientation, forcing him to work full-time while he attends community college this fall.
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.
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.”