Help Out Victims of an Apartment Fire in Boystown

While the East Coast was dealing with Hurricane Irene over the weekend, there was an apartment fire not far from me in Boystown (the “gay neighborhood” in Chicago). A lot of people are homeless right now (thankfully, though, it doesn’t look like any lives were lost). About 100 people were displaced by the blaze, since [Read More...]

We’re Non-Religious and We Volunteer

The Foundation Beyond Belief (which I’m on the board of) has begun a new program designed to help local atheist/Humanist groups find opportunities to help other people on a regular basis. We’re calling it Volunteers Beyond Belief: The Volunteers Beyond Belief program launched in July 2011 with chapters in eight U.S. cities and plans to [Read More...]

Humanists Doing Good on the Anniversary of 9/11

The Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard is honoring those who lost their lives on 9/11 by taking part in an interfaith charity event. They’re doing something worthwhile, together with representatives from faith-based organizations, to show that we can indeed work together despite the different belief systems involved. Beats the heck out of praying. … remembrance, while [Read More...]

Sketches for Skeptics

This is a really neat fundraiser started by someone who just wanted to pitch in. Cody Barnes is a professional portrait artist from Birmingham, Alabama. He’s offering to donate a percentage of his fees to American Atheists for any atheist customers who want to get work done: Cody’s portraits are $200 for a charcoal, $350 [Read More...]

Helping Out an Injured Atheist

I’m in Nebraska this weekend for the 2011 Midwest Humanist and Freethought Conference and one of the locals I’ve had a chance to meet is Ray Morehead. I heard about Ray a couple weeks ago when another local atheist, Sarah, wrote to me about him. She told me his story and it was pretty devastating, [Read More...]