From Hari Srinivasan, Press Officer – The AHS (twitter: @__Hari__ )
LONDON, Oct 16 – The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secularist Student Societies (The AHS) has announced the dates for the 4th annual Non-Prophet Week (NPW). Lauded by Lord Harrison in the House of Lords as “an example of atheist and humanist public service”, NPW 2013 will be held from October 28 to November 3 at multiple locations across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland to continue its grand annual tradition of irreligious fundraising for charity.
The AHS affiliated University of Edinburgh Humanist Society fundraising stall during NPW 2012
A charity event that has become an annual fixture in a non-religious student’s calendar, the NPW focus will be on helping voice the point that you don’t have to believe in a god to be good. By co-ordinating affiliated student societies, and building on successful fundraising campaigns in previous years to donate to Survivors Voice and Children In Need charities, The AHS has earmarked NPW 2013 as a good platform to help raise money for Against Malaria Foundation (AMF).
How does The AHS plan to help Against Malaria Foundation?
Giving affiliated student societies a dais to be part of a nationally coordinated charity drive, The AHS aspires to raise money for the AMF-driven great humanitarian cause by encouraging voluntary participation in local student body-run sponsored events, bake sales, runs, swims, Cadbury Crème Egg eat-athons and, of course, personal donations.
“We’re extremely proud of the thousands of pounds our members have raised in past years to support vital organisations both here and abroad. Too often the myth that religious people are more charitable than the non-religious goes unchallenged. This is our chance to show students being good without god,” says Rory Fenton, President of The AHS.
About The AHS
The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies (The AHS) – is an umbrella organisation of non-religious student societies. It provides a network for societies to collaborate, with a shared voice in public life, helping its members to contribute to and be part of the wider national and international movement. The AHS is run by students for students.
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