Foundation Beyond Belief: Challenge the Gap

The organization I chair, Foundation Beyond Belief, has faced an important dilemma during our first year of existence. We obviously want to encourage atheist donors to give to secular charities. At the same time, we want to be able to support groups run by religious organizations, if they’re also doing secular work (as long as [Read More...]

Atheists: Make a Donation This Holiday Season

Susan Jacoby has a wonderful explanation of why the religious give more to charity than the non-religious — and how we can change that: The real giving difference between secularists and regular churchgoers comes from the fact that going to church establishes the habit of giving — not only because of moral exhortations from the [Read More...]

Send An Atheist Some Positive Vibes

A fellow atheist blogger, Kate Holden of Cuddly Atheism, recently suffered a stroke. She’s doing ok, but she’s currently dealing with Broca’s aphasia. As her husband Jay puts it: Broca‚Äôs aphasia is what is known as an expressive aphasia. It limits her ability to express the ideas in her head, whether in speech or in [Read More...]

South Carolina Has an Atheist Highway, Too!

The Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston, South Carolina have adopted a highway, too Maybe I should visit SC one of these days… (Thanks to Amy for the link!) [Read more...]

Atheists Helping the Homeless (#18)

Joe Zamecki and fellow atheists in Austin, Texas have been helping the homeless frequently over the past couple years. They just did another food giveaway and here’s how it went: As I’ve said before, this is a great program for everyone involved. It’s a win-win situation regardless of your religious beliefs. There’s no proselytization taking [Read More...]


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