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Rebuilding Day 2010 - Lowell MA

We would like to thank all of you who helped make yesterday a great success. I hope many of you were the recipients of an appreciative hug, kind word, or even a few tears from one of the many people you helped yesterday. You really did make a difference.
We have updated our gallery with the pictures taken yesterday. You can view them here! If you have pictures you would like to contribute, please contact us.

Welcome to Rebuilding Together Lowell



We have stepped up to the future. With our new identity, Rebuilding Together Lowell, we are committed to providing better and expanded home rehabilitation services to low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, the disabled and families with children. As Rebuilding Together, we are stepping up as a more effective solution to a growing problem. There has never been a more exciting time in the life of this organization. We look forward to working with you to provide to preserve and revitalize houses and communities, assuring that low-income homeowners, from the elderly and disabled to families with children, live in warmth, safety, and independence.





Atheist Solidarity Day - June 21- An Atheist Holiday

An atheist holiday. It's a global and annual day to stand up together as one and provide support for those who struggle to be non-religious in their communities. It's a day of celebration for those who have the freedom to be open about their beliefs while at the same time raising awareness about those who don't have that freedom. There are many around the world who have to hide their beliefs because of social pressures, taboos, threat of violence, and even death. Everywhere there are people who... (read more)







Tidewater Atheists Group announces blood drive.


Norfolk, VA, Saturday, April, 10, 2010  – The Tidewater Atheists Group is sponsoring a blood drive at the Red Cross Norfolk Donation Center, 250 W. Brambleton, Norfolk, Virginia.


Donation appointments can be made by visiting and entering Sponsor Code: TAG. Walk-ins are also welcome.


The Tidewater Atheists Group was founded in 2004 and is dedicated to serving the atheist community of the Tidewater area of Virginia by creating an environment for fellowship through social and community building activities. Our membership includes atheists, agnostics, Ethical Culturalists, freethinkers, brights, humanists, naturalists, secularists, and our friends and family.


Contact Information: 

Tidewater Atheists Group


‘A’ Week on Facebook

 Conducive Chronicle

Those of you with a Facebook account may be noticing another viral trend on the site this week.  Some of your friends are going to disappear and be replaced by a scarlet letter. No, not that scarlet letter. They are going to be switching their profile pictures with a red A on a black field which has been chosen as the symbol for atheist awareness week. 

Although the number of people who report that they have no religion has been steadily growing over the years, the number of peop

le who are willing to clearly identify as atheist or agnostic is still very small.  In 2008, the most recent year for which statistics are available, the American Religious Identification Survey reported that approximately 15% of those surveyed said they had no religion. That’s almost 35 million Americans. Yet only about .7% identified as atheist and .9% as agnostic, which together make up just 3.5 million people. So why are so many people without religion hesitant to identify as atheist or agnostic?


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Good without God? Imagine Facebook with 'A's all across the site showing the world is full of people who are 'good without God' and don't need religion to influence their lives. Imagine the awareness we can raise during 'A' Week On Facebook if 1,000s of people take part. Imagine... you can be a part of making a difference...

First of all get ready...

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Joe will be doing another phone-in interview on God Discussion, which is on Blog Talk Radio. Topic: Again, AHH. Here's info:

Date / Time: 3/18/2010 8:00 PM

Category: Religion

Call-in Number: (914) 338-0452 (NY)

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Atheist HH's Joe Zamecki at CFI Austin Part 1, 3-17-10

Here's Joe Zamecki speaking at the Food for Thought Lecture at Center for Inquiry Austin. Topic: Atheists Helping the Homeless.

Atheist HH's Joe Zamecki's Talk at CFI Austin Part 2 ,3-17-10

Here's our second Public Service Announcement video for Atheists Helping the Homeless.
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We need donations! Money and/or items to give out, doesn't matter which. Please consider sending us something. Every little bit helps! Teamwork!

07-Mar-2010, Sunday

Atheists HH Giveaway #10 March 7, 2010

05-Mar-2010, Friday

Subject: Joe Zamecki to speak at CFI Austin - March 17 - Topic: Atheists Helping the Homeless

Howdy! Joe Zamecki here to let you know that I'll be giving a talk at Center for Inquiry Austin's meeting on Wednesday, March 17, 2010. The topic will be the little charity group I helped to create recently. "Atheists Helping the Homeless" is the unique new charity run by Atheists in Austin, Texas. We help homeless people here by giving them free care packages of toiletries, gloves, socks, a hot cup of coffee, and a little food. Lots of information about that can be found at our website: and more info about the talk I'll be giving can be found here:
If you're anywhere near Austin, it would be great to see you at this event. :o)
Also this Sunday, March 7, Kathleeen Johnson of American Atheists Inc. will be giving the monthly lecture for the Atheist Community of Austin. More info about that can be found here:
Finally, David Smalley, Editory of the American Atheist Magazine will be engaging in a public god-debate in Seagoville, TX on Saturday, March 13, 2010. More info about that:

Rock on!
Joe Zamecki
Texas State Director, American Atheists
Co-Founder, Atheists Helping the Homeless


02-Mar-2010, Tuesday

Welcome to the personal page of: Andrew Rumschlag

My Reason to Relay

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is more than just an event to me. It is my personal opportunity to help save lives from cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society.

It's amazing to think that millions of people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Somebody close to us may be one of them.

But, by taking part in Relay, I am helping the American Cancer Society save lives by:

  • Helping people stay well by helping them take steps to prevent cancer or detect it early, when it’s most treatable
  • Helping people get well by being in their corner around the clock to guide them through every step of their cancer experience
  • Finding cures by funding groundbreaking research that helps us understand cancer’s causes, determine how best to prevent it and discover new ways to cure it
  • Fighting back by working with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight

Please support my efforts by making a donation or by joining my Relay For Life team. Together, we have the power to help create a world where cancer can no longer claim another year of anyone’s life.

18-Feb-2010, Thursday

American Cancer Society - Relay For Life of Asheville, NC


American Cancer Society

Relay For Life of Asheville, NC

June 4, 2010 at AB Tech
106 days left until Relay!

Our Reason to Relay

A 2007 Gallup poll found that 53% of Americans

would not vote for an atheist for president.

The commonly held belief, here in the USA, that atheists, agnostics, secular humanists and the non-religious in general lack moral beliefs and a moral framework in their lives is distressing and harmful. Many atheists, agnostics, secular humanists and non religious people have a carefully thought out personal moral code that stresses honesty, integrity, care for others and critical thinking. Many of us care very deeply indeed about the communities in which we live. We don't feel that it is necessary to believe in a God in order to behave in ways that show love and care towards others. We don't believe that people will only do the right thing when they are "forced" to do the right thing by the imposition of an external moral code.

There are many religious people who also believe in being "good" for the same reasons that non-believers do; namely that we feel compassion and empathy for others and we would like the world to be a better place for everyone.



17-Feb-2010, Wednesday

One thing we'd like to give away to some homeless folks is Meals Ready to Eat, or MREs. In this two part video, I explore an MRE and consume it, to make sure it's up to the quality we need for items we give away.

Atheists Helping the Homeless is now on Myspace!


Atheists HH - MRE Exploration & News Pt 1



Atheists HH - MRE Exploration & News Pt 2



07-Feb-2010, Sunday

Here's number nine...number nine...number nine...Atheists Helping the Homeless has done nine giveaways to the homeless in Austin since we got started in September of 2009.

Our next giveaway is scheduled for Sunday, March 7, 2010.

Please check out our website:
and please consider helping us help the homeless by sending us a donation. There's a ChipIn module on that site, that goes to Paypal. It's easy!

30-Jan-2010, Saturday

Atheists Helping the Homeless Pre-Giveaway Update





24-Jan-2010, Sunday

Atheists Helping the Homeless!
Here's NUMBER EIGHT!! It was windy and cool, about 50 degrees, Sunday morning at 8am, January 24, 2010. This was our largest giveaway yet, by my estimation, since we were able to buy more items this time than in all the previous giveaways.

We still don't do any paid advertising, so please help us a bit by favoriting and sharing this all over the place. Thanks! :o)

Atheists Helping the Homeless




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Non-Believers Giving Aid




PZ and The Preacher - Jan 16th

The trip involves two student groups: the Students for Freethought & The Thomas Society at Ohio State. The Thomas Society is a Christian organization. Heading down March 20-26, staying at a church, and working through Americorps.

The idea is basically to get people to not only help people in the New Orleans area get back into their homes, but to get atheists and Christians talking to each other, and finding common ground. It really helps people to understand what others believe and why they believe it. We did this trip last year as well and it was a huge success.

Additionally, Jon and I actually did a video together recently briefly explaining our trip and an online fundraiser we're doing. PZ Myers is going to help out a bit too. We also have some other people helping out (co-hosting) such as Brian Brushwood of Scam School, Keith Lowell Jensen the Atheist Comedian from the Coexist Comedy Tour, Hemant Mehta of Friendly Atheist, and YouTuber ZOMgitscriss. The fundraiser is this Saturday. Video here:
Our little trip & fundraiser has also inspired some other Christian and atheist YouTubers. Several other YouTubers are going to be jumping onto BlogTV not only to help us out, but also to help raise money for another organization, Common Ground. Details here:
Ashley Paramore
Students for Freethought - Events Coordinator -
Secular Student Alliance - Board of Directors -
Omnipresent Atheists Organizer -
Continue to RDFRS for details and to donate

Finding Common Ground, Saving A City


Posted on: December 26, 2009 10:04 PM, by PZ Myers
A small mob of atheist students (and a confused, deluded mob of hapless Christians) are going to be making a trip to New Orleans to help rebuild homes. This is a wonderful idea, and I commend all of the students, even the misled theistic ones, for making the effort. However, they need money to cover expenses. Not a lot, just $1500, so they are doing an online fundraiser on 16 January.

Students for Freethought

PZ, the Preacher, & New Orleans

Further details on the workings of the fundraiser, or to donate early, click here!

Please show your support!

The Thomas Society

PZ and the Preacher: Saturday Night!!!

2010 January 14
by thomas2026

Ok, race fans, this is the week. The week that either I make PZ cry or he makes me weep. One of the two.

Anyway, for those of you not following along, The Thomas Society and the Students for Free Thought at Ohio State are going to take a trip to New Orleans this spring break. We are going to be building houses, hanging out together and learning from each other. Along those lines, we need to raise some money to pay for gas, food and other expenses for the trip.

So, we are going to have a blog tv event this Saturday at 9:oo PM Eastern. The Amazing Atheist, a New Orleans Atheist, has graciously agreed to host the event on his very large blog channel. Not only are we raising money for New Orleans, but for a non for profit in New Orleans called “Common Ground“.

What do we have planned for this event? Oh, all kinds of atheist/christian goodness. First, we will have the PZ/preacher event. Then, we will have giveaways such as a signed edition of Ray Comfort’s debacle and a promised signed copy of my novel. Not to mention the special guests like Hemant Mehta, atheist vidbloggers like ZOMgitscriss, and Keith Jensen, the atheist comedian from the Coexist comedy tour.

So, come, watch, ask questions and give money. See PZ cry. Cry, PZ, Cry.

For those of you who need a visual, check this out.



AHH Giveaway #7 Jan 10, 2010


The next giveaway is set for Sunday, January 24, 2010



AHH Giveaway #6 Dec 20 2009

We had a real nice giveaway today, and we got lots of good video too:
Many thanks to our donors, supporters and especially our volunteers! We had 8 people working the tables in all. Cool!
Our next giveaway is tenatively scheduled for Sunday, January 10, at 8am.
Joe Zamecki
Co-Founder, Atheists Helping the Homeless

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AHH Mark's call into Atheist Experience 12-13-09



Atheists Helping the Homeless Update 12-13-09 w/Joe & Mark Part 1


AHH update 12-12-09 w/Joe & Mark Part 2




Group organizes to be 'good without God'


Nonbelievers telling others they're not alone


Teresa Cherry was out running errands when she saw the question floating over Interstate 95.

"Are you good without God?" the electronic billboard asked. "Millions are."

The Baltimore woman does not believe in the existence of a supreme being. And in that moment, she did not feel so alone.

"My friend and I were just discussing a few days ago whether or not there was a community of others like us in Baltimore," said the 28-year-old Cherry, a student at the Community College of Baltimore County. Checking out the Web site advertised on the billboard, she said, "we found out that there are some local groups, and it's exciting to me."

Which is just what the Baltimore Coalition of Reason wants. The new organization, a collection of atheists, agnostics and others, is introducing itself to the area this week with a billboard campaign aimed at reaching out to nonbelievers while telling the rest of the community that goodness is possible without godliness.

"Sometimes people have negative stereotypes or impressions about people who are atheist or agnostic," local coordinator Emil Volcheck said. "They think that just because they don't believe in God that somehow they're not good people."

Baltimore becomes the latest target of a national campaign, funded by an anonymous businessman from Philadelphia, intended to join atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nonbelievers - a diverse lot, not universally inclined toward organization - into something resembling a community, and one that ultimately could wield the sort of social, cultural and political power now enjoyed by the larger religious denominations.


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PSA - Atheists Helping the Homeless - PLEASE SHARE!

Saturday 28-Nov-2009

Thanks to matt for an update on the Austin TX group Atheists Helping the Homeless

Atheists Helping the Homeless PSA number 1. Please share this! Seriously, please go nuts with favoriting, sharing, posting, re-posting, bugging old friends, busting out to new ones...Happy Holidays! :o)

Our next giveaway is scheduled for Sunday, December 20 at 8am. Please consider donating and/or volunteering with us under the bridge. It's fun!

Public music: "Distance" by Karsh Kale



Thursday 19-Nov-2009

Thanks to matt for an update on the Austin TX group Atheists Helping the Homeless

Update - Atheists Helping the Homeless 11-18-09




Dan Dennet on Goodness


The best thing about saying THANK GOODNESS in place of THANK GOD is that there really are lots of ways of repaying your debt to goodness—by setting out to create more of it, for the benefit of those to come. Goodness comes in many forms, not just medicine and science. Thank goodness for the music of, say, Randy Newman, which could not exist without all those wonderful pianos and recording studios, to say nothing of the musical contributions of every great composer from Bach through Wagner to Scott Joplin and the Beatles. Thank goodness for fresh drinking water in the tap, and food on our table. Thank goodness for fair elections and truthful journalism. If you want to express your gratitude to goodness, you can plant a tree, feed an orphan, buy books for schoolgirls in the Islamic world, or contribute in thousands of other ways to the manifest improvement of life on this planet now and in the near future....

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Richard Dawkins reading from Dan's article and Daniel Dennet's talk at the AAI 2007 convention.



Wednesday 18-Nov 2009

Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe


An inspiring and provocative exploration of an alternative to traditional religion by the Humanist chaplain at Harvard University With the current state of the economy, the ongoing wars that rage across the globe, and the unsettling changes to the earth's climate, questions about the role of God and religion in world affairs have never been more relevant or felt more powerfully. Many of us are searching for a place where we can find not only facts and scientific reason but also hope and the moral courage needed to overcome such challenges. For some, answers to the most challenging questions are found in the divine. For others, including the New Atheists, religion has no place in the world and is, in fact, an "enemy." But in Good Without God, Greg Epstein presents another, more balanced and inclusive response: Humanism. With a focus on the positive, he highlights humanity's potential for goodness and the ways in which Humanists lead lives of purpose and compassion. Humanism can offer the sense of community we want and often need in good times and bad, as we celebrate marriages and the birth of our children, and as we care for those who are elderly or sick. In short, Humanism teaches us that we can lead good and moral lives without supernaturalism, without higher powers . . . without God. In this constructive response not only to his fellow atheists Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris but also to contemporary religious leaders such as Rick Warren and Jim Wallis, Epstein makes a bold claim for what nonbelievers do share and believe. At a time when the debate about morality rages more fiercely than ever—and when millions are searching for something they can put their faith in—Humanism offers a comfort and hope that affirms our ability to live ethical lives of personal fulfillment, aspiring together for the greater good of all.



Thanks to matt for the link. Please support Joe and the Austin Atheists - see link below to their site.


Austin Texas USA

Atheists Helping the Homeless Giveaway #5 - 11-8-09


We had a great giveaway today, the biggest yet, and we helped more folks than ever at our giveaways.

We need a table. Yes. It should be at least 8 feet long with folding legs. I can pick it up if it's in Austin or a surrounding area. Or if someone would like to buy us one, I can pick it up at the store you buy it at. Let us know. :o)

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Saturday, Oct 17, 2009

Thousands of volunteers help clean up the Coast

More than 50,000 pounds of trash collected


Thousands of volunteers swarmed nearly 145 miles of Coast waterways and beaches Saturday morning for the 21st annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup.

The event has always focused on the Coast’s mainland and barrier island beaches and waterways but this year included lakes, rivers, marshes, bayous, estuaries, and other watershed locations.

More than 4,000 volunteers scoured 58 locations in Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties picking up enough trash and debris to fill 3,120 trash bags and more than five large dump trucks.



2009 Keep Austin Beautiful City-wide Clean Sweep Event

The ACA is participating in the Keep Austin Beautiful Adopt-A-Street program. On April 4, 2009, the ACA participated in the city-wide "Clean Sweep" event, where most adopt-a-street groups did their clean ups on the same day. We focused on our new South location starting at Lamar and Manchaca. See our community service page for more information, including future cleanup events.

Mike Swift and Lisa Mais were on hand to promote the event with cookies and good cheer. As with most volunteer work, it gets your hand dirty, but it's for a good cause.