How Did the Second Harvest Food Bank Charity Drive Go?

Last month, I mentioned that the Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics (AHA!) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison were in a (friendly) battle against Christian and Muslim groups on their campus in order to raise money for the (non-sectarian) Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin. Well, the results are in! Looks like a lot of readers [Read More…]

About That Recent Surge in Atheist Charity…

Kimberly Winston of the Religion News Service has a article making the mainstream media rounds about how atheists (as a group) have been giving a lot more to charity recently. Between atheists on Reddit giving to Doctors Without Borders, the atheist group outgiving every other group at micro-financing site Kiva, and Foundation Beyond Belief raising [Read More…]

The Most Expensive Copy of The God Delusion in the Universe

Here’s a beautiful and inspiring story, told by Secular Coalition for America founder Herb Silverman about his now-deceased friend Bill Upshur: Knowing in 2007 that he didn’t have long to live, Bill told me he wanted to donate $20,000 to the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry. He devised an unusual plan to make the donation. [Read More…]

The American Cancer Society Lost a Few More Supporters

Not to rehash that whole controversy again, but here’s a story worth sharing, courtesy of blogger vnectar: I said [to my husband,] “Hey honey, I did a good deed today! I convinced K. not to donate money to the American Cancer Society!”. Then I started laughing because I realized that I would sound like a [Read More…]

A Tree of Knowledge in Kansas City

They may not be able to have one in Pennsylvania, but the Kansas City Atheist Coalition created their own Tree of Knowledge and it looks great The tree’s ornaments are pictures of famous skeptics/atheists who have challenged us to look beyond mindless dogma: They also “adopted” two families in need, buying gifts for the kids [Read More…]