The Humanist Past and Future of the Republic of Haiti

Sixteen months ago, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the southern arm of Haiti, decimating the region. Hospitals lay in ruins, unable to treat the 12,000+ people injured in the quake. Hundreds of thousands were left homeless. Roads, bridges, power plants, and schools were destroyed and have never been rebuilt. Compromised water supply systems have led…

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Opinion: FEMA and Red Cross are not Champions

This piece comes to us from an activist and member of one of the vulnerable communities impacted by ongoing Atlantic hurricanes. Robin Harris is an an organizer for Central Florida Mutual Aid and collaborates with GO Humanity service team Orlando Oasis on disaster recovery. I will never forget the tears that filled Ernie’s eyes. I…

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Join Us in Seeding Local Power

As the year draws to a close, GO Humanity—formerly Foundation Beyond Belief—is asking you to join us in Seeding Local Power. This isn’t about charity from the top down. It’s about growing power for marginalized people from the ground up. We’ve spent the year sprouting a people-powered resiliency network—one that catches those falling through the…

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Mass Shooting on LGBQT Community in Colorado Springs

It happened again. This time in Colorado. The LGBQT community in Colorado Springs at Club Q experienced massive and fatal violence. Anderson Lee Aldrich is facing five counts of first degree murder. Witnesses say Aldrich entered the club with tons of weapons and started his violent rampage.

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Donate to respond to the Jackson, MI water crisis

In Jackson, Mississippi, access to clean, safe water has been an ongoing nightmare. In a city that is nearly 85% Black, a legacy of environmental racism has left the city’s water infrastructure unfunded and woefully inadequate. Now, record flooding across the Deep South has overwhelmed Jackson’s water treatment facilities, indefinitely leaving 150,000 residents without clean…

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“You have that look of a homeless person.”

Zephyr-Rose Poe is a queer, disabled, unhoused person who has recently moved cross-country to the Orlando-area. Zephyr has previously written and published two books: A Butterfly’s Wings, a book of poetry centered around feminism, queerness, and mental health, as well as The Adventure of It All, a two-part memoir about traveling around the world in…

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I Never Thought I’d be Unhoused

I never thought that I’d be unhoused. When you are disabled, you are presented with a series of hoops to jump through. Applications for social security benefits, SNAP (food stamps), and Medicaid. Section 8 lists are closed in most places—they aren’t even accepting new applicants. When I first started jumping through hoops, I was lucky…

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Join Our Fireside Chat with Nadya Hutchin

Nadya Dutchin—the new Executive Director of American Humanist Association—has more than 10 years experience in community engagement, strategic partnership, youth program development, multi-method fundraising, and change management experience. She’s known for using her voice within nonprofits to highlight the fact that challenges like the climate crisis and medical disparity cannot be addressed without acknowledging their…

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Haiti Earthquake: A Humanist Response Updates

In early August of this year, Haiti was affected by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake, more powerful than the 2010 earthquake which killed, injured, and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. This most recent earthquake came as the country was already reeling from a presidential assassination and continued unrest. The death toll has risen to over…

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