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Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Tarkus Claypool - Introduction to The Satanic Temple of Seattle at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, October 02, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting - Ujjal Dosanjh at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club - Life Ascending by Nick Lane at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
  • Sunday, October 09, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Steve Thompson on Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Matt Barber - Give me sex, Jesus at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    City of Victoria proclaims International Blasphemy Rights Day

    At its council meeting yesterday, the City of Victoria agreed 3-2 to proclaim September 30, 2016 as International Blasphemy Rights Day. The BC Humanist Association requested the proclamation as part of its support for freedom of expression; however, the council did amend the proclamation to remove a section challenging the...

    CBC investigation finds majority of BC rehab clinics use 12 step model

    In a report for CBC News, journalists Yvette Brend and Manjula Dufresne document their findings from calling every drug rehabilitation facility in British Columbia. They found: Many more — in fact the majority that we spoke to — adhere to AA or 12-step regimes, and resist harm reduction as a waste of time. They...

    BC Government to require all schools to protect LGBTQ students

    Echoing calls by the BC Humanist Association last week, Education Minister Mike Bernier announced yesterday that all public and independent schools in BC will have to make explicit references to sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-bullying policies. Districts have been given until the end of the year to...

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    Lessons in secularism from a human rights complaint against Bowen Island Montessori

    Our education system is tasked with preparing the next generation for life in an increasingly pluralistic country. That system must be accommodating and welcoming to students of all faiths and none, or we risk segmenting our society and allowing extremism to foment. Bowen Island Montessori School is facing a human rights...

    Sep 12, 2016 Newsletter

    Last week, we shared our letter to BC's Minister of Education asking if he'd stand up for LGBTQ rights in BC schools. On Thursday we got our answer: All public and independent schools will be required to explicitly include sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-bullying policies. This is...

    Does climate change mean we need to have fewer children?

    By Travis N. Rieder, Johns Hopkins University Earlier this summer, I found myself in the middle of a lively debate because of my work on climate change and the ethics of having children. NPR correspondent Jennifer Ludden profiled some of my work in procreative ethics with an article entitled, “Should...

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