You’ve heard of the National Day of Prayer, and the secular community’s response, the National Day of Reason. This year, there’s a new response we can all get behind: the Week of Action. A time for those who choose to pray and those who choose not to pray to #choosetoACT.
The Week of Action is the brainchild of Humanist Rabbi Adam Chalom. Rabbi Chalom argues that, while reason is certainly a worthy value to celebrate, the secular counterpart to “Prayer” is not “Reason” – it is “Action.” Now, Foundation Beyond Belief has taken up the banner for a National Week of Action and created this website
. Freethought Dayton already has three charitable events on the calendar during the Week of Action, and a few more possibly on the way. We hope you can join us at one, two, or all of them.
Friday, April 25: Volunteer at the Foodbank
Saturday, April 26: Bleed and Feed
Sunday, April 27: Adopt-a-Highway cleanup
Even if you can’t make it to a volunteer meetup, think about what you can do on a personal level during the week of action. Become a contributing member to FBB. Donate your spare change when the opportunity arises. Smile at a stranger. If you’ve been on the fence about becoming a regular volunteer with one of Dayton’s many fine nonprofits, take the plunge (find ideas at volunteermatch.org.
Also considering joining the Week of Action on facebook and following it on twitter.