Could Atheism be the End of Charity? (Hint: No)

While not the focus of a recent article in the Columbus Dispatch, the Columbus Coalition of Reason and quite a few of its member organizations are mentioned favorably because of their awesome tradition of doing community service. For example, the Humanist Community of Central Ohio has regular blood drives every eight weeks and Mid Ohio Atheists sponsors collections for the Harmony House shelter in Mansfield, Ohio. This is not necessarily news (but it is still great to hear).

However, despite all of the great work that non-religious groups can do, researchers are still concerned that charitable giving will decline along with the decline of church attendance. Some are concerned that soup kitchens and medical facilities (most often funded and run by religious organizations) will close because they won’t have the support they used to.

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Flagstaff Freethinkers Will Hold Massive Day of Service in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King

This Monday, the Flagstaff Freethinkers are organizing an incredible number of community service projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King:

Just check out some of the events planned:

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Foundation Beyond Belief Members Raised $124,090 for Charity Over the Past Three Months

Foundation Beyond Belief just released the results from the Fourth Quarter of 2013. Check out the donations — $124,090 in total given by atheists — to the following organizations:

Once again, three organizations received more than $10,000. We also raised $63,000 in response to Typhoon Haiyan for Citizens’ Disaster Response Center and Team Rubicon.

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The Secular Pathfinders Are Trying to Build Latrines in Haiti

Atheists spend a lot of time talking about how to improve the world, but the four students who are part of the Pathfinders Project are actually doing that overseas right now.

One of the projects they’re working on (with Children of the Border) is building latrines for people in La Fond-Jeannette, Haiti, a community still dealing with the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.

If you can help them out, every $300 raised is enough for one more latrine.

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Foundation Beyond Belief Announces Q1 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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