Hemant Mehta

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! 

Keeping Up With Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta joins us on the "Mythicist Milwaukee Show"

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Hemant Mehta is the author of “I Sold My Soul on EBay: Viewing Faith Through an Atheist's Eyes” and “The Young Atheist's Survival Guide: Helping Secular Students Thrive”. Hemant posts daily on his blog entitled “Friendly Atheist” on Patheos.com and is a sought-after speaker at secular conferences.  

He has worked with the Center For Inquiry and the Secular Coalition for America, and also served as chair of the Secular Student Alliance. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Foundation Beyond Belief which is a secular humanist organization that demonstrates humanism at its best by supporting efforts to improve this world and this life, and to challenge humanists to embody the highest principles of humanism, including mutual care and responsibility. You can support Hemant and his work here.

Hemant will be traveling to Milwaukee on April 25th to speak at the Mythinformation Conference brought to you by Mythicist Milwaukee. Make sure to purchase your tickets today!