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Upcoming events

Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting - Tarkus Claypool of The Satanic Temple - Seattle Chapter at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM
  • Vancouver Dyke March at McSpadden Park, Vancouver
  • Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Puqun Li on Confucius’ Non-theistic Ethics at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 12:30 PM
  • Vancouver Pride Parade at Thurlow Street between Barclay and Nelson, Vancouver
  • Sunday, August 07, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting - Graham J. Darling, PhD - Nature and History of Witchcraft at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    Human rights complaint over religion in AA to proceed

    In a ruling released today, the BC Human Rights Tribunal has agreed to consider a complaint alleging that mandating attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) violates an individual's religious freedom. The complainant, Byron Wood, lost his job with Vancouver Coastal Health after refusing to attend AA as part of a treatment...

    BCHA asks Health Committee to end religious coercion in addictions recovery

    At a public hearing for the BC Legislature's Standing Committee on Health today, the BC Humanist Association called for an end to the government's tacit endorsement of religious based addictions recovery programs. Many of the treatment centres in the province still rely on the 12-step recovery model of Alcoholics Anonymous...

    Secular organizations launch petition to repeal Canada's blasphemy law

    Groups representing Humanists, atheists and secularists across Canada are calling on the Government to repeal an outdated section of the criminal code penalizing so-called “blasphemous libel.” The e-petition launched yesterday and was signed by over 1000 Canadians in the first day, more then double the minimum number required to be...

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    How #PrayFor memes spread

    By Drew Margolin, Cornell University The Bastille Day terror attack in Nice, France, brought the usual outpouring of emotion and expressions of support through social media. Front and center is the use of the #PrayForNice hashtag. While this hashtag began years ago, it is becoming increasingly scrutinized as a social and political act. For...

    July 18, 2016 Newsletter

    I think there's a fair amount of evidence which says that such things as prayer would be helpful to people. -Darryl Plecas, MLA When I presented to the BC Legislature's Health Committee last week, I didn't expect to get into an argument over whether there's any scientific evidence for the...

    July 11, 2016 Newsletter

    The 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are steeped with religious and theistic language. So it's quite surprising when we heard about an AA group for agnostics in Vancouver that was delisted by its parent organization or when we heard from an atheist who lost his job when he refused to follow a...

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