This Animated Science Infographic About Birth is Incredible

Eleanor Lutz created this animated infographic about birth that you need to see in full size on her site to really experience.



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Guess Who’s Mad About the Atheist Billboards in Chicago?

The Illinois Family Institute’s Laurie Higgins is very unhappy with the run of atheist billboards that just went up around Chicago.

She’d also like to point out that my billboard omits some information: “It’s curious that the billboard doesn’t identify Mehta as a public high school teacher.” In fact, she went ahead and mentioned the school’s name in her article (just to make sure they see it in their Google Alerts, I’m sure).

You know, there are some very simple reasons for that:

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South Carolina School District Promises to Stop Fundraising for a Local Church’s Mission Work

Oakbrook Elementary School in Summerville, South Carolina ran a teacher-led fundraiser recently with all proceeds supporting missions sponsored by the Old Fort Baptist Church:



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Because You Want to Put That Christmas Money to Good Use…

Foundation Beyond Belief has done so much over the past year. We began as a vehicle for Humanists to support great charities, but we’ve expanded so much over the past year. We’ve sent volunteers overseas to do “secular missionary work” (minus the proselytizing) as part of the Pathfinders Project. We’ve also created a large network of volunteers — including on-the-ground disaster relief response when needed (Ed Brayton has more on that here).

There’s a small staff to oversee this work and keep everything running smoothly, and we could use your support to keep these projects going.



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Church of England Names First Female Bishop

Two decades ago, the Church of England allowed women into the priesthood. In November, the Church officially said that women could hold leadership positions. And now, in the year 2014, almost five hundred years after gaining independence from the Vatican, it has named its first female bishop.

Reverend Libby Lane (below), a former deacon, priest, and Dean of Women in Ministry in Chester, will become the new Bishop of Stockport.



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