Saturday, January 02, 2010

Foundation Beyond Belief launches!

The new website for the Foundation Beyond Belief is up! The mission is: "To demonstrate humanism at its best by supporting efforts to improve this world and this life; to challenge humanists to embody the highest principles of humanism, including mutual care and responsibility; and to help and encourage humanist parents to raise confident children with open minds and compassionate hearts."

Foundation Beyond Belief is a non-profit, charitable foundation that wants to encourage compassion and charitable giving for [secular] humanists. It's also working on providing support and education for non-theistic parents.

However you might feel about churches, one thing that they're good at is charity and volunteer projects. You're big-hearted and well-meaning -- but do you have somebody reminding you to volunteer for Habitat For Humanity and donate to feed the homeless every week? Apparently in the US, religious people give more to nonprofits than non-religious (according to this guide from Mint, via FriendlyAtheist).

That's what FBB is for. With FBB, you can make one-time donations, or sign up for monthly giving, and you choose how your donation is distributed! Contributions are tax deductible, and go 100% to the organizations benefited! (you can also choose to donate to FBB itself, which of course has operating costs)

There's an online community, etc! Pretty exciting!

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