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Upcoming events

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club: Waking Up by Sam Harris at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
  • Thursday, December 03, 2015 at 09:30 AM
  • VSHA Koffee Klatch at ABC Country Restaurant, Victoria
  • Thursday, December 03, 2015 at 02:00 PM
  • KSSA Meeting at B106, Kwantlen University Polytechnic Surrey Campus, Surrey
  • Friday, December 04, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • SFU Skeptics Pub Night at Highland Pub, Burnaby
  • Sunday, December 06, 2015 at 08:00 AM
  • VSHA Sunday Breakfast at J.J. Morgans Restaurant, Victoria
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    Listen to the compassionate

    On Saturday, the Vancouver Sun published our letter to the editor calling on the BC and Canadian governments to stop delaying physician-assisted dying in Canada.

    Poet sentenced to death for apostasy in Saudi Arabia

    The BC Humanist Association today wrote to Canada's ambassador to Saudi Arabia calling for him to join over 60 human rights and free speech organizations who are calling for Saudi authorities to release poet Ashraf Fayadh. Fayadh was sentenced to death for apostasy in a widely discredited trial.

    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...

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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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