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Coming soon! We expect to start populating this space no later than November, 2017.

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Not Afraid of Burning in Hell Campaign

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Not afraid of burning in hell?

In an irreverent TV commercial for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Ron Reagan quips that he is "an unabashed atheist, not afraid of burning in hell." Today "nones" (the nonreligious) are 24 percent of the U.S. population and the third-largest group worldwide. Join FFRF in declaring your independence from religion (and its empty threats), using FFRF's brand-new social media app.

It's fun, it's easy and takes less than a minute to complete! Once your cyberboard is approved by FFRF, you may post and tweet it or use it as your Facebook or Twitter image. We even size it for use as your Facebook or Twitter image or banner.

If your billboard is chosen as a staff “pick of the week,” FFRF will feature your billboard on Facebook and Twitter, and mail your prize — FFRF’s popular “Unabashed Atheist - Not Afraid of Burning in Hell” T-shirt! (Only U.S. residents eligible.)

 

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Please note the change in Nonbelief Relief’s legal status. Its 501(c)(3) tax exemption has been revoked. NBR is challenging that revocation in court. Read a letter to donorsRead about the lawsuit.

NonBelief Relief, Inc., is a humanitarian agency for atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and their supporters to improve this world, our only world. Nonbelief Relief seeks to remediate conditions of human suffering and injustice on a global scale, whether the result of natural disasters, human actions or adherence to religious dogma. Such relief is not limited to but includes assistance for individuals targeted for nonbelief, secular activism or blasphemy. At all times Nonbelief Relief shall operate consistent with the requirements of 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

"The only afterlife that ought to concern us is leaving our descendants a secure and pleasant future," says Nonbelief Relief Administrator Annie Laurie Gaylor. The slogan, "Atheists work to make this life heavenly," was originally coined by former priest Stephen Uhl.

Nonbelief Relief is concerned with improving the human condition, not the condition of humankind's "souls." "Charity is not true charity that comes with evangelical strings attached," maintains Nonbelief Relief Vice President Dan Barker, a former missionary who has "seen the light."

Nonbelief Relief rejects the concept of original sin, believing the true "sin" of religion is valuing dogma over people. We know humankind can be "good without God."

We do not have an ulterior motive of "conversion" in giving aid in cases of natural disasters and other mass suffering. Nevertheless, we think it is important that it be known that secularists are just as charitable, if not more charitable than the religious, but have simply lacked the infrastructure to give as a united group under the banner of freethought.

Nonbelief Relief seeks also in part to fill a void by offering help to nonbelievers who find themselves imperiled or threatened because of their nonreligious views, writings or activism. There are many charities for believers, but nothing adequately meeting the needs of nonbelievers increasingly targeted for their atheism, apostasy or "blasphemy."

Our giving is not inspired by a bible or so-called holy book, or by the desire that we will get a heavenly reward. Our giving is inspired by wishing to "Make the world better," the last words of 19th century American feminist Lucy Stone.

Nonbelief Relief was incorporated in 2015, with the Freedom From Religion Foundation as its sole member, and creating a board to carry out the donations. Nonbelief Relief's presidency is reserved for FFRF's president; when there are co-presidents one services as vice-president. Other Board members include Jim Zerwick, also serving on FFRF's board, and Lisa Strand, FFRF's Director of Operations.

Nonbelief Relief will additionally seek to challenge the the Internal Revenue Code's discrimination in favor of church-related charities, which, unlike secular charities, are not required to seek tax exemption, file papers, fees or the onerous Form 990 reports to the IRS and public.

NONBELIEF RELIEF FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

PRESS RELEASES

2017

2016

2015

CUMULATIVE GRANTS TO DATE (2015-PRESENT)

  • $10,000 Afghan Women's Fund
  • $2,500 Alliance for Period Supplies
  • $1,000 American Village - FFRF Kentucky
  • $10,000 Americares
  • $2,500 Ateistas de Puerto Rico
  • $2,000 Boys & Girls Club - Grand Rapids MN Chapter
  • $20,970 Camp Quest
  • $2,000 Cascade Locks Food Bank - FFRF Portland Chapter
  • $5,000 Direct Relief
  • $74,410 Doctors Without Borders
  • $999 FFRF Sacramento Chapter - Life vest donation
  • $20,000 Foundation Beyond Belief
  • $10,000 Foundation for Puerto Rico
  • $10,000 Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • $5,000 International African American Museum
  • $4,000 Legal defense for an unnamed defendant (Miss.)
  • $10,000 Livingston Parish Public Schools
  • $10,000 National Center for Victims of Crime
  • $2,500 Neighborhood Clinic
  • $12,000 Occupy Madison, Inc.
  • $10,000 Open Doors for Refugees
  • $10,000 Oxfam America
  • $3,000 Penn. Freethought Organization Coalition
  • $10,000 Population Services International (PSI)
  • $10,000 RAICES
  • $10,000 Remote Area Medical
  • $2,500 Second Harvest Foodbank of Madison
  • $2,500 Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern WI
  • $2,500 Second Harvest Foods - Florida
  • $119,010 Secular Underground Railroad to assist 25 individuals
  • $10,000 Syrian American Medical Society
  • $10,000 Team Rubicon
  • $5,000 Ultra Violet Action
  • $20,000 UNICEF United States Fund
  • $5,000 Violence Policy Center
  • $1,000 WIND and Mustard Seed School - FFRF Sacramento Chapter
  • $75,000 Women's Medical Fund
  • $2,500 Women's Fund - Miami Dade
  • $70,000 World Food Program USA

NONBELIEF RELIEF BOARD

The FFRF President is automatically president of Nonbelief Relief. In this case, FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor is direct, Co-President Dan Barker is vice-president, FFRF Director of Operations Lisa Strand is Secretary/Treasurer, FFRF Chair Professor Stephen Hirtle is a director and FFRF Board Member Jim Zerwick is NBR board member.

SECULAR "INSPIRATION"

We do take inspiration in the convictions of many freethinking authors and activists:

"Good works instead of long prayers." — motto of Anne Royall, our country's first secular lobbyist in the early 1800s.

"The hands that help are better far than lips that pray." — "The Great Agnostic" Robert G. Ingersoll

"I do not know the needs of a god or of another world. . . . I do know that women make shirts for seventy cents a dozen in this one. I do know that the needs of humanity and this world are infinite, unending, constant, and immediate. They will take all our time, our strength, our love, and our thoughts; and our work here will be only then begun."—Freethinking suffragist Helen H. Gardener

"Our life is short, and we cannot spare an hour from the human race, even for all the gods in creation."— Early feminist, atheist Ernestine L. Rose

"Deeds, not creeds."— Diane Uhl, a retired teacher

"Let us use our energy and our initiative to solve our problems without relying on prayers and wishful thinking. When we have faith in ourselves, we will find we do not need to have faith in gods."— Ruth Hurmence Green, author of "Born Again Skeptic's Guide to the Bible."

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Out of the Closet Campaign

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Calling All Nonbelievers . . . Come Out of the Closet!

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Declare and share your nonbelief! The nonreligious — including at least one in four U.S. citizens — is a significant segment of the world population. But many Americans have never knowingly met a nonbeliever. Dispel myths, educate and promote reason by adding your voice, face and message to FFRF's "friendly neighborhood freethinker" campaign. Proclaim you're a freethinker and why. It's working for the gay rights movement. Now it's time for atheists and agnostics to come out of our closet. Many faces make Enlightenment work.

It's fun, it's easy and takes less than a minute to complete! Once your cyberboard is approved by FFRF, you may post and tweet it. Our app lets you use it as your Facebook or Twitter image or even as your Facebook and Twitter banners.  If your billboard is chosen as a staff “pick of the week,” FFRF will feature your billboard on Facebook and Twitter, and mail your prize — FFRF’s popular “Out of the Closet Atheist” cap (available in washed black denim or maroon)! (Only U.S. residents eligible.)

Until your cyberboard is approved by FFRF, any use of these images or the design used for these billboards is prohibited. You will receive express permission if and when your submission is approved.

 

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EXPANSION ATTRACTIONS

Fourth-floor Addition  (5 stories including lower level). Our cramped, crowded office will quadruple in space. (And, “hallejulah,” more than triple washrooms!). The mostly brick 4-story addition includes generous windows and:

• Auditorium (entire 4th floor) for freethought functions. Meeting space for about 150, including stage, AV accoutrements, high ceiling and chandelier, catering kitchenette and balconies. 

• Roomy Studio for radio and TV recordings, broadcasts plus offices for future growth (3rd floor).

• Second-floor legal wing for our marvelously productive, growing legal department. The legal wing will provide offices, ample overflow, law library/boardroom and legal archives.

• An elegant 2-story lobby with security features will lead to additional administrative offices in the addition’s 1st floor. A portrait of Anne Gaylor, 86, will hang in the lobby. 

• Busy clerical staff will enjoy a large, convenient mailing/shipping area in a well-lit, exposed lower level. We’ll more than double storage space (one of FFRF’s most intractable problems). 

PHASE II: A third story beautiful library atop our original 2-story building, crowned with a charming cupola with windows on three sides — a historic nod, restoring an original feature to our 1855 building, one of the oldest in the city. The graceful 3rd floor library will have room for our 2,700 books plus new acquisitions.  A spiral staircase will lead visitors to the cupola, providing a unique view of the Capitol (that’s a big deal here in Madison), large enough for 5-6 to meet or lunch in.  We can’t wait  — after nearly three years of stumbling blocks and delays — to move in!

Special Sponsoring Opportunities

Top Building Fund donors will be recognized in the lobby on a magnificent 14-foot floor-to-ceiling “silver” wall. Other major donors ($5,000+) will be inscribed prominently on an impressive lobby plaque. Small personalized handcrafted tiles in the vestibule and paving stones for the patio may be additionally acquired for a donation. (Please see enclosed brochure for visuals and details, while spaces last.) 

Top donors may choose “Naming rights” for the Auditorium, Library, Legal Wing, Courtyard/

Garden Patio, Cupola and Studio. (Shows will “broadcast from the ‘Your Name Here’ Studio.”) Should a “secular angel” so “bless” FFRF with a baby grand piano for the auditorium stage, there will be a plaque affixed to it, among other sponsoring opportunities. Please phone us if you have any questions or for more details on “naming rights.”  All donations will be recorded in a keepsake book. Let us know if you give permission to publish your name in our running tally in Freethought Today by checking the box on the donation slip or online:

Freedom Depends on Freethinkers!

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Invest in FFRF Building Fund Expansion Campaign

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Help Freethought Hall Be “Born Again”!

FFRF’s building project will preserve Freethought Hall, FFRF’s home since 1990, and one of the oldest buildings in Madison, Wisconsin, while adding a handsome multi-leveled addition.

The expansion will:

• Quadruple space
• Give Freethought Hall a true Hall — a top-floor elegant Auditorium
• Accommodate current staff members, while creating work stations for many new staffers into the future
• Create an entire second story legal wing for our attorneys and legal work
• Add a sumptuous 900-square foot library
• Restore a charming "Above Us Only Sky" cupola
• Create a TV-radio recording studio
• Provide a large “No Hell Below Us” mailing/shipping area with easy outdoor access in exposed lower level
• Give us more storage — desperately needed!
• Ramp up security features

More Than Bricks & Mortar

This expansion will enhance the Freedom From Religion Foundation's capacity, work, visibility, prestige, outreach and future growth. This project will move FFRF — the nation's largest association of freethinkers (atheists & agnostics) — FORWARD! 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Top Building Fund donors will also be recognized in the main lobby with name in 5-inch-high letters etched on magnificent 14-foot floor-to-ceiling “silver” wall of acknowledgment.

$5,000 and Up — Names of other major donors ($5,000+) also inscribed prominently for posterity in the lobby.

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

Name on Vestibule Tile (Tasteful handcrafted ceramic wall tile in entryway) $2,500 per tile. While space lasts! Order now! (Limit to name only.)

Name (or Message) on Paving Stone (in Courtyard/Garden Patio) $2,000 — While space lasts! Order now!

Name or Message on 12x12 Paving Stone. $1,000 — While space lasts! Order now! Name or Message on 6x12 Paving Stone.

Won’t You Make a Gift to FFRF’s “Ground Breaking” Expansion?

 

Freedom Depends on Freethinkers!

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