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Upcoming events

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Nick Taylor - Humanism & basic income at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, March 05, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Mari Swingle - Technology and the brain at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at 06:00 PM
  • Atheist Nanaimo Monthly Meeting at Vancouver Island Regional Library, Nanaimo
  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club: Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
  • Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Ian Bushfield - The urgency of Humanism at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    Now hiring: Vancouver meetings tech assistant

    The BC Humanist Association (BCHA) is seeking a Vancouver Meetings Technical Assistant to help us professionalize and produce our weekly meetings. The BCHA has been hosting a weekly meeting series in Vancouver for many years. Recently, the meetings have featured a number of prominent and fascinating local speakers. The majority...

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    Feb 20, 2017 Newsletter

    We had one of our best-attended meetings on Sunday as American Atheists President David Silverman challenged those in attendance to be firebrand atheists. Later that evening, Silverman debated Christian Alex McFarland on the topic of "Can Christianity cause immoral behaviour?" Interestingly, both speakers agreed that yes, any idea can lead...

    Feb 14, 2017 Newsletter

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    Can more religion in schools be a path to secularism?

    In a blog post and coverage in the Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB) Chair Michael Janz is asking whether his schools should be able to open a Catholic Faith program. Post by edmontonjournal. I knew Janz when we were at the University of Alberta. Since being elected to the EPSB, he’s spoken...

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