Atheist Woman Performs Random Act of Kindness at Atlanta Islamic Center

When members of the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta left a ladies’ class earlier this week, they found a note waiting for them in a sandwich bag. Expecting the worst, they opened it to find a handwritten note from an atheist woman with a $20 bill attached:



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Mark Zuckerberg Vows to Give Away 99% of Facebook Wealth During His Lifetime

There’s participating in #GivingTuesday, and then there’s PARTICIPATING in #GivingTuesday. Today, Facebook founder (and atheist) Mark Zuckerberg gave a master class on the latter, posting:

Yep, you read that right. We’re talking like Bill Gates-level philanthropy. And those numbers may very well change as the value of Facebook stock changes (hopefully, in this context, to the upside). But that’s not even the best part of it all.

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An Atheist Attorney Has Helped More Than 2,500 Mormons Resign From the Church for Free

With all the people leaving the Mormon church over the past week, due to the Church’s bigoted stance toward gay couples and their children, Mark Naugle has been working like mad to make sure all those resignation letters are being processed correctly.

He’s an immigration attorney by trade, but he knows what it takes to leave the Church since his own family did it when he was a teenager. Several months ago, he posted on Reddit about how he could help people through the process for free. When the new policies were made public, there were more people than ever before looking for the exit sign, and he’s been helping as many of them as he can.



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Center For Inquiry Opens Humanists Orphans Center in Kenya

The Center For Inquiry affiliate in Kenya has a really wonderful project to help “vulnerable children living in disadvantaged areas to make them realize their potential” — and it just grew bigger with the opening of the Humanist Orphans Center:

CFI-Kenya’s Executive Director George Ongere explains what they were doing before and what’s happening now:

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Help Foundation Beyond Belief Continue Putting Humanism in Action

Regular readers of this site know that I work with a group called Foundation Beyond Belief which encourages atheists to give money to various charities, supports on-the-ground volunteering in the U.S. and overseas (we have a team currently in Ghana), and raises funds for resources in emergency disaster situations. It’s a lot to juggle and our staff won’t be able to do it much longer unless we have more support.

We’re holding our year-end fundraiser right now and would really appreciate your generosity. As an added incentive, the first $20,000 raised will be matched, and there are all sorts of prizes available for individuals who make a contribution or groups that encourage members to give!



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