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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A New Pay-What-You-Want Book About Putting Our Humanist Values to Work

How do our Humanist values manifest themselves in the real world?

That’s the question Chris Stedman and Zachary Cole are attempting to answer in a new ebook called Values in Action:

The book’s contributors discuss actual projects they did to help their communities, the benefits and drawbacks to interfaith cooperation, and the resources offered by the Foundation Beyond Belief and its Beyond Belief Network.

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Atheist Charity Featured in New York Times because of Its Outreach to Religious Groups

It’s hard to express how proud I am to see Foundation Beyond Belief celebrated in a New York Times article today by Samuel Freedman — specifically for our seemingly paradoxical outreach to religious organizations:



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