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Upcoming events

Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 07:00 PM
  • First KASHA meeting for new members at Parkinson Activity Centre, Kelowna
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 09:30 AM
  • Freedom from religion and the end of petrol? at Quality Foods meeting room, Courtenay
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Ian Bushfield - Humanism & the Paranormal at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, November 05, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Yasmin Akhtar - Are insects the best way to feed the planet? at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    Humanists launch petition for nonreligious human rights protections

    The BC Humanist Association launched a petition today calling on the Government of BC to add "nonreligion" to the provincial Human Rights Code as a protected class. The Government of BC is in the process of re-establishing a Human Rights Commission and is consulting on what changes should be made to...

    Religious conservatives vs SOGI education in Langley

    The BC Humanist Association today wrote in support of the SOGI 123 resources being adopted by the Langley School Board. SOGI stands for sexual orientation and gender identity and was created for BC teachers in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the BC Teachers Federation, nine school districts and Out...

    BCHA submits arguments in TWU law school case

    BCHA submits arguments to the Supreme Court of Canada in TWU law school case The BC Humanist Association filed our arguments at the Supreme Court of Canada today in two cases over the proposed law school at Trinity Western University. In our factum, we argue that only individuals, and not...

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    We can dislike the niqab, while still respecting religious freedom

    As some would have us believe, Quebec’s Bill 62 doesn’t explicitly mention niqabs or burkas, and anyway, such face coverings are cultural and not religious. Therefore, we’re told, that the renewed debate about the niqab and freedom of religion is completely unnecessary. If only that were so.

    #MeToo and Humanist Compassion - Oct 16, 2017 Newsletter

    If you're on Facebook or Twitter, you've probably seen a number of people posting "Me Too" over the past 24 hours. The campaign, started by actor Alyssa Milano, asks people who've been sexually harassed or assaulted to simply say "me too." Hundreds of thousands of people, mostly women but also some...

    Who will be the doctors of death in a time of assisted dying?

    By Craig Goldie, Queen's University, Ontario Medical assistance in dying (MAID) became a reality in Canada when legislation was passed in July 2016. This is the hastening of death through a lethal dose of medication — either by self-ingestion (assisted suicide) or physician injection (euthanasia). More than 2,000 Canadians have...

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