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Upcoming events

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
  • Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: David Beattie on Down Town East Side Vancouver Issues at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    July 25, 2016 Newsletter

    Last week, the Prince George Citizen published an incredible article about the Ness Lake Bible Camp. It documents how the camp censors third party groups who rent the facility from speaking in support of LGBTQ equality. The camp has also barred one of its Christian volunteers from returning because of pro-LGBTQ...

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