Humanist Groups Band Together to Provide Legal Assistance to Refugee Children

Over the past several months, tens of thousands of children from Central America countries have crossed the border into the U.S. in order to escape instability, poverty, and even sexual violence. Many of them are coming alone. While government organizations like FEMA are providing them basic necessities, most of these children have no legal representation during mandatory immigration hearings.

Many large religious organizations are already supporting various efforts to help these children. Now, Foundation Beyond Belief and the American Humanist Association are giving atheists a chance to do the same. They know God isn’t going to help these children, but we can.



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Foundation Beyond Belief Members Raised $62,105 for Charity Over the Past Three Months

Foundation Beyond Belief just released the results from the Second Quarter of 2014. Check out the donations — $62,105 in total given by atheists — to the following organizations:



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Chicago Non-Theistic Communities Answer the Question of What to Do After Members Stop Believing in God

Chicago is home to a variety of different non-theistic communities and public radio station WBEZ’s Lynette Kalsnes put together a wonderful segment yesterday about who we are and why we gather.

The piece focused on Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation, the Sunday Assembly, and Foundation Beyond Belief, whose conference is this weekend in the city. (It quotes me in a couple of places, too.)



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Foundation Beyond Belief Announces Q3 2014 Slate of Charities

The Foundation Beyond Belief has just announced its five beneficiaries for the new quarter — each charity will likely receive several thousands of dollars, courtesy of atheist donors:



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Atheists Will Gather in Chicago Next Month for a Conference All About Doing Good in This World

Next month, Chicago will play host to the Foundation Beyond Belief’s first ever conference — focusing not on the non-existence of God but how Humanists can do good in this world. It will take place July 18-20 at the Hilton Rosemont/O’Hare.

Check out this just-released promotional video:

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