Doing Good in Community–Faith or No Faith

Who's around the Table?
Who’s around the Table?

I addressed a gathering of Atheists in San Francisco yesterday.  Some good conversation and questions were tossed around.  Afterward some of us met at a local pub and continued talking over fish tacos, soup and brew.  Near the end I asked the group what each did in their work.  Around the table we had:

-Social Worker

-Medical Researcher

-Literacy Teacher

-Systems Analyst

-Psychiatric Nurse

-Journalist/Dancer

-Web Designer/Humanist Celebrant

-College Teacher/Senior Housing Manager

My comment was that we ought to make this known in our area.  People need to learn that non-religious people are contributing to our communities every day in many ways.

Who is contributing in your community?

And ultimately I would ask:  Does it matter if those doing good, important work that benefits all of us are believers or non-believers?

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