February Cable Report: Atheist Volunteerism

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By Steve Petersen

Photo of guest and crew on the set of the cable show.

Minnesota Atheists President Eric Jayne discussed the importance of giving time, energy, and money by volunteering for important causes. Eric first cited reasons why humans, whether or not they are religious, feel impelled to volunteer. He also provided reasons for rejecting the claim that religion is what makes people want to help their fellow humans. Next, Eric detailed many of the organizations and events that Minnesota Atheists has helped to – and continues to – support. He mentioned a few upcoming volunteering events and offered resources for how freethinkers can find out more about volunteering for non-religious charities. James Zimmerman hosted..

Minneapolis viewers please note that our channel, day and time has changed. Check the schedule below.

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Photo of Eric and James playfighting on the set.

Cable Crew: George Kane, Brett Stembridge, Shirley Moll, Steve Petersen, Wendy Steinberg, Grant Hermanson and Art Anderson .

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Cable schedule:

Burnsville/Eagan Community Television: CH 14Check their web site www.bect.tv for day and times. Sponsor: Kevin Hardisty
Bloomington: Ch. 16. Sunday 11:00 p.m. Sponsors: David and Joanne Beardsley.
Minneapolis: Ch. 75. Monday 7:00 p.m. Sponsor: Steve Petersen.
Rochester: Ch. 10. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 7:30 p.m. Sponsor: Jim Salutz.
Roseville, Shoreview, Arden Hills, North Oaks, Little Canada, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Moundsview/New Brighton: Ch. 14. Wednesday 10:30 p.m. Sponsor: Shirley Moll.
St. Cloud: Ch. 12 Thursday 8:30 to 9:00 p.m. Sponsor Tom Stavros.
St. Paul: Ch. 15 Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. Sponsor: Jim Wright.
Stillwater: Ch., 16. Tuesday 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Sponsor: Lee Salisbury.
White Bear Lake, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Mahtomedi, Maplewood, North St. Paul, Oakdale, Vadnais Heights: Ch. 15. Saturday 8:00 p.m. Sponsor: Michael Seliga.

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