Ask Richard: Mother Objects to Donating My Body to Science

Hi Richard, I have recently organized for my body to be donated to science when I die. It will go to the nearest University for use by trainee doctors. I feel that my body would be better off used for the benefit of other people rather than just buried and wasted. The problem I have [Read More…]

The Secular Student Alliance’s $50,000 Challenge

This is an incredible opportunity for atheists. There are currently more 18-25-year-olds who are not affiliated with any religion than ever before. The Secular Student Alliance has grown faster this year than at any time in our ten-year history. You can see where the following curve is heading: Our campus groups have made the front [Read More…]

Kiva Atheists Hit $1,000,000 Milestone

Less than I year ago, I wrote about the charity Kiva: Kiva Microfunds is an organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to microfinance institutions in developing countries which in turn lend the money to small businesses… Kiva allows you to lend money in groups, and the Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular [Read More…]

Foundation Beyond Belief Website Goes Live

After months of lead up work, the pre-launch website for Foundation Beyond Belief is now live! What is FBB? As the site says, Foundation Beyond Belief is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational foundation created (1) to focus, encourage and demonstrate humanistic generosity, and (2) to support a nationwide education and support program for humanist parents. [Read More…]

Blogging About Philanthropy and Humanism

When Foundation Beyond Belief (that’s the placeholder website) officially opens shop on January 1st, 2010, we’ll be needing bloggers to help us out. If you know an atheist/humanist who blogs brilliantly about the environment, poverty, peace, child welfare, animal protection, human rights, education, health, and/or general issues in philanthropy, please nominate by adding a link [Read More…]