Foundation Beyond Belief

Can Humanism Save the World? w/ Noelle George and Rebecca Vitsmun

Noelle George 

Noelle George and Rebecca Vitsmun on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Noelle George executive director and Rebecca Vitsmun humanist disaster recovery teams development coordinator for Foundation Beyond Belief, join us to discuss how they got involved with the foundation and the many initiatives they are currently working on.

Rebecca Vitsmun



Foundation Beyond Belief unites the humanist community in charitable efforts, and advocates for compassionate action throughout the world.


Listen to the full interview in the microphone box below

Since their launch in 2010, their members have saved a children's home in Nepal from dissolution, funded science education in India and in US public schools, have supported efforts to fight global warming and protect biodiversity, opened a new school for girls in Pakistan and funded a four-year college scholarship for indigenous Guatemalans.

The above mentioned is just an abbreviated version of what the foundation has achieved. The list of incredible accomplishments and efforts to help in developing countries with education, food, drinking water, housing etc. goes on and on. They are also advocates and promoters of LGBT and women’s rights and have showcased this in many projects all around the world, including helping the women in Ghana by challenging the “witch camps” and providing shelter for women who have been affected by this unimaginable scenario.

Their mission is backed by a brilliant phrase stating “there's no supernatural power to make this world a better place. It's up to us. Foundation Beyond Belief is humanity at work.”

Rebecca and the Humanist Disaster Recovery team will be going to assist in rebuilding efforts in the Columbia, South Carolina area following the flooding of earlier in 2015. The deployment will be from January 2-9, 2016. They currently have about five volunteer positions open for this effort. For more information or to sign up checkout this link.

Please think about making a donation to Foundation Beyond Belief and becoming a member. The foundation is doing amazing and much needed work around the globe and 100% of the donations go directly to those in need. You can also pick and choose which charity will receive your donation. If you donate in December of 2015, your donation will be matched by the Bella and Stella Foundation which means your donation will be doubled. Their current goal is $100,000 and you can also win some great prizes and takeaways from donating. Let’s help them try to achieve this and give back to those in need without the proselytization of any doctrine or faith! 

The Foundation of Secularism

Todd Stiefel joins us on the "Mythicist Milwaukee Show"

Todd Stiefel is the founder and President of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation, and chair of Openly Secular. Todd graduated cum laude from Duke University. He has gifted over $4.7 million dollars to nonprofit organizations in the secular movement and is actively involved in a variety of charitable causes. Todd spearheaded the Foundation Beyond Belief international team that raised nearly a million dollars for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Todd and the Stiefel Freethought Foundation’s mission is to gain respect for freethinkers and continue to support efforts that promote the separation of church and state. His activism has been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, among a host of many other highly respected media outlets. He has been interviewed on the The Young Turks, HuffPost Live, SiriusXM and NPR just to name a few. His writing has been published in On Faith, Friendly Atheist and Free Inquiry magazine. Todd was also one of the keynote speakers for The Reason Rally and Rock Beyond Belief.

Todd has taken time out of his incredibly busy schedule to discuss why he deems it important to support the secular movement and how everyone can help. We also discuss some of the wins and  losses that Todd has experienced through his various secular projects.