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Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club - Fields of Blood by Karen Armstrong at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
  • Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Humanist Officiant Training at , Vancouver
  • Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 06:00 PM
  • Dinner & drinks with Aron Ra at Yagger's Downton, Vancouver
  • Sunday, May 08, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM
  • Adopt a Clinic Blood Drive at Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver
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    Amend Bill C-14: Restore the patient-centred approach

    The BC Humanist Association today submitted its brief to the parliamentary committee tasked with reviewing and proposing amendments to the government's draft medical assistance in dying bill. The brief contains a list of amendments to the bill that would restore the "patient-centred approach" promoted by the Special Joint Committee's report....

    Secular voices to intervene against proposed evangelical law school

    The BC Humanist Association, along with the Canadian Secular Alliance, have been granted Leave to Intervene at the BC Court of Appeal in a case over a proposed law school at the Christian Evangelical Trinity Western University. Working together with leading lawyer Tim Dickson, the organizations will bring the voice...

    BCHA joins global call to UN High Commissioner for Refugees to respect non-religious worldviews

    The BC Humanist Association today joined thirty freethought organizations from around the world to call on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to recognize people with non-religious philosophical convictions. The letter, organized by Atheist Alliance International, expresses concern that the Commissioner frequently refers to religious persecution, while not recognizing the...

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    How to be skeptical in the internet age

    By David Dunning, University of Michigan In the hours since I first sat down to write this piece, my laptop tells me the National Basketball Association has had to deny that it threatened to cancel its 2017 All-Star Game over a new anti-LGBT law in North Carolina – a story repeated by many news...

    Can a burgeoning Satanic movement actually effect political change?

    By Joseph P. Laycock, Texas State University Robert Eggers' period horror film “The Witch” has been one of the surprise hits of 2016. It’s even gained a second wind since its February 23 release: the first weekend of April it played on 666 screens around the country, raking in an additional...

    April 25, 2016 Newsletter

    The BCHA and Canadian Secular Alliance have been granted leave to intervene at the BC Court of Appeal in the case of TWU vs Law Society of BC. This means that secular voices will be at the table, arguing for the limits of freedom of religion when it conflicts with the...

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