We celebrate this milestone with gratitude for each moment invested in volunteerism and for every person who puts caring into action to make a difference in our community. What you do MATTERS. Thank you to everyone who has supported and been a part of our efforts over the past five years!
BE. Orlando is about fostering a positive social network of diverse, service-engaged individuals ; but we are more than that.
Founded on September 2, 2011, by Atheists with a vision of community, service, and friendship, BE. Orlando has evolved into a resource for secular and Humanist individuals in central Florida, a place of building bridges across differences for people of all faith and non-faith worldviews, and an advocate for the truth that kindness and compassion are human potentials transcending faith and non-faith. Visible, active, contributing volunteers who live fulfilling lives of positive humanism negate harmful myths about morality and meaning being predicated on service to God.
As the secular demographic in America continues to rise, so does the need for relevant perspective-specific resources and communities to serve that population. One of the most-hated and misunderstood identities, those of non-faith face marginalization, discrimination, and bullying. Sometimes subtle; often isolating, always harmful. Regional, state, and national resources are available to help. And right here in Central Florida there are secular organizations providing support, hope, opportunity, and community for individuals of non-faith. You are not alone.
Join our journey.
The core values of Service, Gratitude, and Inclusiveness will guide BE. Orlando into the adventure of the next years. We will continue to cultivate a connected community that fosters acceptance, inclusion, and positive living. We hope to see you on the journey – join us!
- Involvement opportunities – join us for volunteering, educational events, and partner events with other organizations in the secular network.
- Leadership opportunities – BE part of the leadership team – host events, advise and steer our mission and services, or grow our partnerships.