Thank you so much!


I would like to express my heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated on Giving Tuesday last week. Whether you did so directly through our website or through the Facebook matching campaign, this is always a day where you make a huge impact, and we appreciate you supporting BN’s very important liberation work.

As we continue to navigate the murky waters of the COVID-19 pandemic, BN has been slowly bringing back our in-person engagement, while still connecting virtually with our members, supporters, and the public. We understand the importance that community offers while also staying safe and trusting the science. Adjusting to this new normal will take some time, but we are dedicated to our mission.

I am happy to share some of our accomplishments in 2021:

  • Celebrated our 10th Anniversary in January, with a very successful hybrid event – in person in New Orleans, LA and online.
  • Represented the nonreligious perspective in Interfaith discussions, at events hosted by Interfaith Youth Core, the Freedom Forum Institute, and the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. 
  • Virtually participated and tabled at the American Atheists convention, the American Humanist Association’s conference, and California Freethought Day. 
  • Tabled for the first time at the Juneteenth Atlanta celebration in Centennial Park. 
  • Hosted the 2021 Women of Color Beyond Belief conference, in partnership with Black Skeptics Los Angeles, and the Women’s Leadership Project (also a hybrid event).
  • Presented the 2021 Legacy series, co-sponsored by the American Humanist Association, and hosted by our Washington, D.C. affiliate. 
  • Co-sponsored the 2021 Hurston scholarship with the Secular Student Alliance.
  • Successfully embarked on BN SeaCon 2021, aboard the Carnival Horizon.
  • Launched the Black Nonreligious report with American Atheists.

2022 will see BN leveling up on our engagement – expanding our programming and working to establish a more solid foundation for our leadership and our network. And for that, we need you. The Black Nonreligious report shows the extreme challenges we face, and we cannot do this work alone. We need both individuals AND our fellow organizations to partner with us in this fight for racial justice, and the empowerment of Black Secular Americans and around the world. 

If you didn’t get the chance to donate on Giving Tuesday, no problem! Your support is welcome anytime, including today.

Together, we can make a difference. Together, we CHANGE LIVES.

Thank once again for ALL your support!!!


Mandisa Thomas
Founder and President, Black Nonbelievers
“Walking by Sight, NOT Faith!”