*Free to Download - Welcome to the Values in Action E-Book: A Resource For Humanist, Nonreligious, Atheist, Agnostic, and Interfaith Groups on Developing Community Service and Interfaith Programs
The Values in Action E-Book is absolutely free, but anyone who downloads the resource will have the option to donate to the permanent Meal Packing station at the Humanist Hub in Harvard Square. From April 2014 through December 2014, the Humanist Hub will host monthly Interfaith Meal Packing events. Each month, we will pack 2,000 meals for people in need, working alongside people of different beliefs towards mutual understanding and tolerance. For $1, you can buy the food for 4 meals, so please consider giving anything you can (Note: Gumroad will take 5% plus .25 cents per transaction)
This resource was jointly created by the Humanist Community at Harvard and Foundation Beyond Belief. Values in Action, or VIA, is the Humanist Community at Harvard’s community service and interfaith initiative.
The Values in Action E-Book was designed to serve as a resource for groups interested in planning, or being a part of, interfaith community service programs. It draws on over 4 years of interfaith community service organizing experience from members of the Humanist Community at Harvard staff and local community volunteers who have served on the Values in Action Committee. It also look to experts in the field of interfaith dialogue, such as the Interfaith Youth Core and Secular Student Alliance, and community service organizing for the nonreligious, such as Foundation Beyond Belief.
Here is how the Values in Action E-Book is organized:
PART ONE is comprised of VIA program reflections, which include a series of short reflective essays composed by volunteer members of the VIA committee. They provide insight into the motivation, planning, and execution of our community service and interfaith programs.
PART TWO includes interfaith theory and resources specifically targeted for nonreligious groups and individuals. This section establishes the benefits and challenges of engaging in interfaith service and dialogue and also includes specific resources and best practices for interfaith work.
PART THREE focuses on the resources and services provided by Foundation Beyond Belief and their Beyond Belief Network, a network of over 90 local free thought organizations putting compassionate humanism into action through community volunteering and charitable fundraising.
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