Atheist Alliance Helping The Homeless
Mark W. Gura is the Vice President of the Atheist Alliance of America and co-presenter of the Richard Dawkins Award, which was recently given to Dr. Lawrence Krauss at “Reason Rally 2016” in Washington, DC and will be awarded to David Silverman at DragonCon in Atlanta Sept. 1-4, 2017. Mark is also the host of the “Blind Faith Vaccine” TV show, the co-host of the Secular Mindfulness Podcast, and the author of the book, "Atheist Meditation Atheist Spirituality." Throughout his life, Gura has lived in and explored more than 80 countries. He has over 20 years’ experience in practicing mindfulness meditation/Vipassana which he learned from the late SN Goenka in India. He is also the Executive Director of the nonprofit Association of Mindfulness Meditation and Secular Buddhism (AMMSB,org).
CW Brown is the CEO and Founder of the Philosophical Atheism and Thinking Rationally online communities that were both founded in 2013. At the beginning of 2017 he began his relationship with Atheist Alliance of America as their Executive and Social Media Director due to his passion for their mutual cause. He furthered his commitment to the secular communities of the world by partnering with Mark W. Gura to help bring about a reformation of the fourth largest religion in the world, Buddhism. They both hope to shed light upon its important secular qualities whilst pointing out its supernatural flaws (find our more about this at mindfulnessmeditationassociation.org). He resides in Vermont and has been an atheist, humanist, and freethinking activist for over four years. Previously, he was a Christian for 17 years and, from his many valuable personal experiences, he brings about these episodes with others in a manner that is helpful in their journey towards reason. He holds an A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University. He very strongly believes in putting human rights above those of age old mythologies. He enjoys playing music (piano and guitar), reading and writing (music and articles), and building a consistently reformed mind by consistently pondering the phrase “Question Before You Believe.”
Shane Hammac is a board member of the Atheist Alliance of America and director of the Atheist Alliance Helping the Homeless committees. Shane's profession is in Engineering. He has be an atheist for about 20 years. He founded Atheist Alliance Helping The Homeless Charlotte in April of 2016, one of the most successful committees in the nation. His goal is to normalize atheism while helping people in need.