Foundation Beyond Belief is a non-profit devoted to “encouraging and demonstrating Humanist generosity and compassion.” FBB does this by focusing on fundraising and sponsoring charities working in the areas of Education, Poverty and Health, Human Rights and the Natural World.
They also engage in inter-religious cooperation through their Challenge the Gap program that works with charities based in other worldviews.
From May 1 to August 31, 2013 Summer Interns will work online at home in the areas of:
Assisting the Foundation with membership development
Researching and selecting featured charities
Outreach, communications (including blog and social media)
According to the the United Nations World Food Programme, “Uganda was ranked 161 out of 187 countries on the 2011 UNDP Human Development Index, with half the population living below the international poverty line.”
One thing that makes life meaningful is our relationships with others, especially so when we feel our position within the social fabric is appreciated by others.
Perhaps the easiest way to feel valuable within this wondrous universe is to help others, and the demand for help is so high we can be busy for the rest of our lives. There are few issues you can look at without seeing room for improvement.
Humanists, non-religious, and atheists are no strangers to charity: it’s obvious we are very generous and eager to help others. Kiva.org distributes micro-loans to people in developing nations and the self-identifying group of people who have contributed by far the most are the non-religious.
I don’t mean to argue about which group gives more to charity – I simply mean that anyone who thinks those without religion are not ready to help a fellow human are mistaken.
I encourage you to get involved in helping people, but I urge you to do it methodically. For me, helping others isn’t about how good I will look in public, or how good it will make me feel once I am done (though I assure you it’s the most rewarding experience); for me, helping others means helping as many people as I can with the limited resources I have available.