Jessica Ahlquist Has Won Her Lawsuit!

***Update 2***: Additional updates can be found here. … ***Update 1***: The 40-page decision from U.S. District Court Judge Ronald R. Lagueux can be read here (PDF). Highlights: The Court rules that Plaintiff [Ahlquist] has standing in this matter and rules in her favor on the merits of this dispute. The Court also orders the [Read More…]

A Tremendous Jump in Generosity

Foundation Beyond Belief usually grows a little larger every quarter, but we had a *huge* jump in donations at the end of 2011 (and that doesn’t even include a fundraising drive we held). Giving grew by 21% over the previous quarter and we were able to give a total of $38,450 to our selected charities! [Read More…]

A Food Bank Indirectly Tells People to Stop Praying About Hunger and Give Them Donations Instead

So here’s what I *think* happened with the Alameda County Community Food Bank (in California). They’re not an atheist group by any means. But even they must know that praying to alleviate hunger isn’t helpful to anyone. Starving people don’t need your god’s help. They need something to eat. But the food bank, unlike all [Read More…]

Buckets & Bigotry, Children & Charity

For many, a new year often brings forth resolutions. Yes, I’ll admit, we did write some down in my family. Mostly because it’s fun to reminisce about the past year and brag be proud of how much we have accomplished… but also because we all have a “bucket list” and a new year seems as [Read More…]

Last Chance to Give to Foundation Beyond Belief This Year!

When you consider all the contributions people have given to the Foundation Beyond Belief via widgets, our website, and checks in the mail, we’re not far from reaching our goal of $15,000. As Dale McGowan writes: That’s really close to securing a quarter of the modest funding we need for 2012, which has me dancing [Read More…]