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Upcoming events

Friday, November 27, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • SFU Skeptics Pub Night at Highland Pub, Burnaby
  • Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 09:45 AM
  • Some developments in brain research, and societal implications at Quality Foods meeting room, Courtenay
  • Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 08:00 AM
  • VSHA Sunday Breakfast at J.J. Morgans Restaurant, Victoria
  • Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • Obi Canuel of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM
  • Fraser Valley Legal Grounds Coffee Meetup at Legal Grounds Coffee House, Abbotsford
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    Langley City council rejects proposal to end religious tax exemptions

    A proposal to reduce tax exemptions for religious organizations and charities in Langley City failed on Monday evening following concerted protest from local churches. Councillor Rudy Storteboom presented, for discussion, a motion that would have reduced property tax exemptions for 29 church and non-profit properties. No one seconded the motion. Currently, the...

    Humanist veterans call for inclusive Remembrance Day ceremonies

    Ex-military Humanists wrote to the Grandview Legion today asking for future Remembrance Day ceremonies to represent all who have served. In a letter to the Vancouver Sun on Monday, November 16, Suzanne Salter wrote that this year's ceremony at Grandview Cenotaph included "long prayers and Christian references to the Lord and...

    BCHA joins statement calling on Canadian government to aid Bangladeshi secularists

    The BC Humanist Association joins free speech organizations and writers in a joint letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling for urgent action to provide humanitarian assistance to secular and Humanist writers, bloggers, and academics in Bangladesh. The letter is the latest pressure put on the Government of Canada by...

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    The Church awakens: Anglican leaders use the force of a marketing controversy

    By Katie Edwards, University of Sheffield Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been trending on Twitter and become staple media fodder – so far, so predictable. Less predictable perhaps, is that the Lord’s Prayer and the Church of England has too, after three of the UK’s major cinema chains refused to show the Church of...

    November 23rd, 2015 Newsletter Roundup

    Through our weekly newsletter, we like to let you know about our upcoming events as well as a number of issues and campaigns that we think might be of interest to you. Let me know if you have any suggestions to include in future roundups. Email: And for the latest news...

    A warmer embrace of Muslims could stop homegrown terrorism

    By Sarah Lyons-Padilla, Stanford University and Michele Gelfand, University of Maryland The discovery that several of the Paris attackers were European nationals has fueled concern about Muslim immigrants becoming radicalized in the West. Some politicians have expressed views that the best way to avoid homegrown terrorists is to shut the door. The refugee migration debate...

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