Help Reddit Atheists Raise Money for Doctors Without Borders

The Atheism subReddit has taken up the cause to raise $42,000 for Doctors without Borders — the amount is an homage to Douglas Adams. This is a friendly competition with the members of the Christianity subReddit, who are donating to the World Vision Clean Water Fund. Much like with Kiva, we’re crushing them with our [Read More…]

A College with Two Atheist Groups

Boston University has two groups specifically for atheists: one deals with discussion and debate. The other focuses on dialogue with theists and community service. The campus newspaper sets them up as competitive, but I don’t know why that would necessarily be the case on a college campus: The disparate approaches of the two BU groups [Read More…]

Guess Who Else Adopted a Highway?

The Omaha Atheists have a highway of their own! Hmm… I wonder what the longest stretch of atheist-cleaned road is in America. (Thanks to Brian for the link!) [Read more…]

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…]