The Pathfinders are in Accra, Ghana and they’re raising money for the projects they’re doing. They’ve all made some dares if they raise a certain amount of money. Conor Robinson is going to do a full body wax if he raises $750. Now THAT is taking one for the team. I mean look at that …
Category Archive: Humanism
Dec 10 2013
Dec 08 2013
Today is the official opening of the Humanist Hub in Harvard Square, which will be the headquarters for the Humanist Community Project and provide a space for community service projects and meeting space for a Sunday Assembly, Ethical Society of Boston events and much more. And Gov. Deval Patrick declared it to be Humanist Community …
Dec 03 2013
The Foundation Beyond Belief is searching for motivated young freethinkers to be interns for the first half of 2008. It’s only 8-10 hours a week and it’s a great opportunity to build a resume and work with some amazing people. If you know a young secularist who might be interested, please spread the word. They …
Dec 03 2013
FTB’s own Sikivu Hutchinson is interviewed in Psychology Today about secularism and social justice and what she has to say, as always, is fascinating and important. The first question was about a statement she had made about how women of color are drawn to religion despite its constant attempts to oppress them.
Dec 02 2013
My dear friend Jennifer Beahan wrote something explaining what atheists might think about Thanksgiving several years ago and it somehow managed to end up in the Washington Post on Thursday. I think it’s really well done, so here it is in its entirety:
Nov 28 2013
On Monday night I participated in an interfaith Thanksgiving service in Grand Rapids at Temple Emanuel, a Reformed Judaism synagogue. I was representing CFI – Michigan, on whose advisory board I sit. It was the 14th annual event of its kind and CFI has been involved for the last few years at the insistence of …
Nov 20 2013
There’s a happy ending in the controversy over the Kansas City Atheist Coalition being banned from helping out a gospel mission to deliver meals on Thanksgiving. Another Christian group in the city says they would love to have their help for what I think is a very cool event.
Nov 15 2013
The media is abuzz with stories about atheist churches, whether it’s the Sunday Assembly gatherings around the country, Jerry DeWitt’s new group in Louisiana, the Houston Oasis or other such entities. My friend Jim Underdown, head of CFI Los Angeles, went to a Sunday Assembly and says pretty much exactly what I would say about …
Nov 14 2013
On Tuesday I did a Skype call with Dale McGowan and then talked to my dad for a while and it occurred to me that one of the reasons I’m so inspired and fired up about the Foundation Beyond Belief and planning this conference and putting more of a focus in my activism on putting …
Nov 12 2013
A soup kitchen in Spartanburg, South Carolina got a lot of attention a few weeks ago when they refused to allow a local atheist group to volunteer to feed the homeless. Now the Kansas City Atheist Coalition is facing identical treatment. After spending the last few Thanksgivings helping deliver meals to the needy, the mission …
Nov 08 2013
The Foundation Beyond Belief is launching a new Humanist Crisis Response for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which has been rated as the most powerful storm ever recorded by the US Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The power of this storm is mind-blowing, sustained winds of 195 mph and gusts up to 235 — with …
Nov 05 2013
I wrote the other day about Jerry Newcombe’s absurd arguments about the Ten Commandments and I included Christopher Hitchens’ well-known attempt at developing a secular version of those rules. And wouldn’t you know it, the American Humanist Association has a suggested list of their own:
Oct 31 2013
Our four young Pathfinders’ time at the Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda has come to an end and Conor Robinson, the leader of the entire project, writes about all they learned and experience in their weeks there. It’s really quite an incredible story.
Oct 17 2013
Tibor Krausz has an article at Killing the Buddha, an online magazine founded by the awesome Jeff Sharlet, about atheists. I think he tends to paint with a bit too broad a brush, something he accuses others of doing, but much of what he says is spot on.
Oct 16 2013
The 4th quarter 2013 beneficiaries for the Foundation Beyond Belief have been announced. Here’s a video highlighting the work they do and what the foundation has been doing around the world this year. The video is really well done.