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Upcoming events

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11:30 AM
  • Interfaith Friendship Picnic at Hawthorne Park, Surrey
  • Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Les Brown of Fair Vote Canada Vancouver Chapter at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Thursday, June 02, 2016 at 11:00 AM
  • Small group discussion of "Can Alzheimer's be Stopped?" at Conrad Hadland's Residence,
  • Sunday, June 05, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club - The Martian by Andy Weir at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
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    Speaking up for Dissent in Canada

    As part of its commitment to freedom of expression and the importance of dissent, the BC Humanist Association has signed onto the new Voices-Voix Declaration. The 2016 Declaration succeeds the previous declaration which decried the muzzling of government scientists, political audits of charities and general advocacy chill. With the election...

    BC Humanists raise funds for Fort McMurray

    By now most of us have seen the harrowing images pouring out of Northern Alberta over the past week. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from Fort McMurray an neighbouring communities as a massive wildfire engulfed the region. To provide an opportunity to respond, the BC Humanist Association has...

    Amend Bill C-14: Restore the patient-centred approach

    The BC Humanist Association today submitted its brief to the parliamentary committee tasked with reviewing and proposing amendments to the government's draft medical assistance in dying bill. The brief contains a list of amendments to the bill that would restore the "patient-centred approach" promoted by the Special Joint Committee's report....

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    May 24, 2016 Newsletter

    The draft medical assistance in dying bill has overly restrictive criteria that will leave entire classes of people without access to an assisted death. Dying With Dignity Canada and the BC Civil Liberties Association, our allies in the fight for greater recognition of personal autonomy, have begun calling for the bill...

    May 16, 2016 Newsletter

    Freedom of expression and the freedom to dissent are of vital importance to Humanists. This is why the BCHA has signed onto the new Voices-Voix Declaration.The 2016 Declaration succeeds the previous declaration that decried the muzzling of government scientists, political audits of charities and general advocacy chill. With the election of a...

    Ethical principles applied to extraterrestrials

    By Kelly C. Smith, Clemson University NASA’s chief scientist recently announced that “…we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years.” Such a discovery would clearly rank as one of the most important in human history...

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