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Sunday, July 03, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting - David Simpson on Free Will, Life, Death, Free Will, and Self at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, July 05, 2016 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club: The God Argument by A.C. Grayling at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
  • Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting - Joyce Arthur on the Crisis Pregnancy Centers Scam at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting - Glen Brauer on BuddyTree and Social Isolation at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting - Tarkus Claypool of The Satanic Temple - Seattle Chapter at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    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    Groups representing Humanists, atheists and secularists across Canada are calling on the Government to repeal an outdated section of the criminal code penalizing so-called “blasphemous libel.”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...

    Bill C-14 becomes law, leaves out classes of people

    On Friday, Bill C-14 received Royal Assent and became law in Canada. The bill was the government's response to the Carter ruling that struck down Canada's prohibition on medical assistance in dying. While the bill provides important safeguards to doctors, nurses, pharmacists and family members who assist a suffering Canadian to...

    Bible distribution ends in Abbotsford School District

    Following a request by the British Columbia Humanist Association in March, Abbotsford School District Superintendent Kevin Godden has confirmed that “the district will no longer distribute the Gideon Bible or other religious materials to students.” The District has maintained a policy of distributing materials from external groups, including Gideon Bibles,...

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    Intolerance on the march - the rise of illiberalism

    By Charles Hankla, Georgia State University Back in 1991, the eminent political scientist Samuel Huntington pointed out that democratic transitions around the world often come in waves. He pointed to a “third wave” of democratization that began in the 1970s with Spain and Portugal and continued into the 1980s, particularly in Eastern...

    10 years of speaking out against Canada's blasphemy law

    The petition, launched last week, is only the latest effort to repeal Canada's blasphemy law. Over the past few years, numerous columnists, civil liberties groups and legal experts have called for the law to be repealed. If you're not convinced that the law needs to go, read some of these links....

    June 27, 2016 Newsletter

    The BC Civil Liberties Association has today launched a challenge to the assisted dying bill that became law earlier this month. Under the restrictions passed by the government, 25-year old Julia Lamb is not able to choose to end her intolerable suffering.Yesterday a Vancouver woman came forward who had been approved to have...

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