Dogma Debate Broadcastathon to Benefit Foundation Beyond Belief

The folks at Dogma Debate are doing a 24-hour Broadcastathon to benefit Foundation Beyond Belief.

They’ve already raised more than $30,000 (!!!).

I can’t thank David Smalley and his team enough for doing this.

I’m their final guest, so please listen in and consider making a contribution!

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Pope Benedict XVI: “Charity Without Faith is Useless”

Caritas in Veritate International, a Catholic group that specializes in charity and proselytizing, recently held a meeting in Rome for its leaders. And they met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who had some strong words of support for them:

… Henry Cappello, the president of CiVI… told LifeSiteNews on Wednesday that the pope emeritus was healthy and able to visit with them for 25 minutes. Benedict also summed up neatly the point of his encyclicals and of CiVI: “He told us, ‘Faith without charity is useless. And charity without faith is useless.’”

I’m sure he was just going for a rhetorical flourish there, but the last part of his statement is really damaging.

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Humanist Service Corps Looking for People to Join Them on a Secular Mission Trip in Africa

Nearly a year ago, I announced the formation of the Pathfinders Project, a “yearlong international service trip with clean water, education, sustainability, and advocacy projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.” Director Conor Robinson was looking for four people to join him on the secular mission trip.

He found his team and they accomplished some incredible things in Uganda, Cambodia, Ghana, Haiti, Ecuador, Colombia, and Guatemala.

Now, Conor (below, center) wants to do it again. He’s looking for more people to join him in the Humanist Service Corps:

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Help the Pennsylvania Nonbelievers Feed the Hungry

The Pennsylvania Nonbelievers are working with a non-profit called End Hunger NE to pack food for the hungry, something they’ll do at their upcoming PAStAHCon conference.

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Doctors (Without Borders) Keep Battling Ebola Despite Fear and Devastation, Knowing They May Never Come Home

I’m proud to keep donating to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). This account by medical worker Natasha Lewer is one reason why:

I’ve volunteered to go to west Africa because I heard that Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was getting desperate for people. When I tell Mary in HR, she says she has three questions: “1) Do you know that you don’t have to go? 2) Do you know that if you get sick, we won’t bring you home? 3) Do you know that if you die, we won’t bring your body back and you’ll be buried there?” I know MSF is famous for being straight-talking, but I’m still a bit taken aback. I answer yes to all three and go home to look for my passport.

The bravery and self-sacrifice of these men and women, and the value of their work, are worth a thousand times whatever we can give them. If you have the means, step up.

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