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Nonbelievers Giving Aid

May 26, 2010

Here is another example of nonbelievers promoting service and charityThe Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science has begun selling at tshirt with the logo for a project called Nonbelievers Giving Aid on it.  All of the proceeds from the sale of these tshirts go to organizations that serve people affected by natural disasters.  The project also takes direct donations.

It appears the project was originally conceived following the recent major earthquake in Haiti, and it now continues.  They need to expand and modify their main page for the project if they have indeed expanded to include people affected by natural disasters in general, but it is a laudable cause.

I’m impressed with the number and clout of the organizations that have signed onto the project.  They include:

Atheist Alliance International, Atheists Helping the Homeless, Atheists United, The British Humanist Association, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, Freedom From Religion Foundation, The International Humanist and Ethical Union, James Randi Educational Foundation, Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, New Humanist Magazine, Pharyngula, Rationalist Association, Rationalist International, Reasonable New York, The Reason Project, The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, Secular Student Alliance, Skeptics in the Pub, The Skeptic Magazine, The Skeptics Society and Unreasonable Faith.

This project adds more evidence to the fact that people without religion are not cynical, selfish people.  They have the capacity for compassion, and they are indeed able to come together and organize towards common goals.


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