An Open Letter to Reuel Johnson of the American Cancer Society from Todd Stiefel

This is a guest post by Todd Stiefel. Todd is the President and Founder of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation. For background on this letter, I suggest reading posts here and here. In short, the American Cancer Society rejected the Foundation Beyond Belief‘s National Team for this year’s Relay For Life events. There is good reason [Read More…]

A Resource Page for Humanist Parents

The Foundation Beyond Belief (which I chair) has put together a resource page for parents who are raising their children without religion: This constantly evolving page brings resources to humanist parents wishing to help their children develop compassionate engagement with the world around them. In addition to general resources for encouraging generosity and mutual responsibility, [Read More…]

The American Cancer Society Responds About Rejecting Atheist National Team from Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society has responded to my post about Foundation Beyond Belief getting rejected as a Relay For Life National Team: We feel a need to address some of the comments posted on this Facebook page and a recent blog post related to the relationship between the American Cancer Society and Foundation Beyond Belief. [Read More…]

An Atheist Donates to a Catholic Group Because They Have the Infrastructure in Place to Help Others

I got an email from reader Keith that’s worth sharing: I live in Austin, Texas. We are currently within 30 miles of several major wildfires fueled by months of severe drought and a day or two of high winds (mercifully subsided). The last estimate I saw predicted 500 homes destroyed in Bastrop County alone. I [Read More…]

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…]