Why Are They Rejecting Atheist Generosity?

***Update***: The American Cancer Society has responded to this post. … This isn’t necessarily a story of discrimination against atheists. But I find it hard to believe a church group would have been treated the same way… hear me out and let me know if you feel the same way. To preface the story, I’m [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...]

Rock Beyond Belief is On… Again!

This is a guest post by Kelley Freeman. She is a junior at the University of South Carolina and member of the Pastafarians at the University of South Carolina. Maybe you’ve been following the crazy things that Hemant has been documenting about Rock Beyond Belief. It’s a free festival focusing on the other part of [Read More...]

Nice Job, Chris McCoy!

Chris McCoy launched a campaign to raise $50,000 for charity via GiveBack. He asked people at /r/atheism to help him out… and he won! What’s more impressive is that he didn’t start the 100-day contest until Day 92: With only a week remaining, Chris knew he needed to work fast and work smart. The 29 [Read More...]

My Speech Accepting the Freethought Backbone Award

Thanks, Jesse, for the kind post yesterday. (Which went up without my knowledge, you sneaky devil…) Anyway, like he said, at the Secular Student Alliance conference last night, I was presented with the Freethought Backbone Award. I’ve watched this award given to several people before and I’m pretty humbled to have been the recipient this [Read More...]