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Upcoming events

Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting- Teresa Gagné- White Poppies and War's Civilian Victims at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, November 01, 2016 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club - The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
  • Sunday, November 06, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting - The Psychology of Magic - Robert Teszka at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Friday, November 11, 2016 at 02:30 PM
  • Let Peace Be Their Memorial: Mourning less-recognized victims of war at Seaforth Peace Park, Vancouver
  • Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting- Dale Beyerstein on Skepticism Then and Now at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    The Port Coquitlam Legion is ignoring a local resident’s concerns that its 2015 Remembrance Day ceremony was too Christian. In a June letter to the Legion, Rhamona Vos-Browning said the 2015 ceremony “left me somewhat saddened.”  He described how despite the “small, diverse sea of people” in attendance, the ceremony...

    Take action to expand access to medical assistance in dying

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    The Province covers AA human rights complaint

    Update (Oct 7, 2016): See below for our letter in today's edition of The Province. The front page story of The Province today covered Byron Wood's human rights complaint over being forced to attend Alcoholics Anonymous over secular alternatives. Wood told The Province: If I questioned the 12-step philosophy or tried to discuss scientific explanations...

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    Oct 17, 2016 Newsletter

    Every November 11, people across BC and Canada take a moment to remember those who've lost their lives in war, and that includes the many atheists and non-religious people who've served. Yet every year, we receive reports that various public Remembrance Day Ceremonies, which are run by local Legions, feature explicitly Christian...

    Why do science issues seem to divide us along party lines?

    By Lauren Griffin, University of Florida Much has been made about the predictable partisan split between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on issues of science and public policy. But what about their supporters? Can Americans really be that far apart in terms of science? That liberals and conservatives have different opinions toward science...

    Oct 11, 2016 Newsletter

    While medical assistance in dying is now legal and available for some, too many hurdles remain and are causing too many Canadians to endure needless suffering. The biggest challenge here in BC might be the fact that many religious hospitals (who receive around $1 billion in public funding) are refusing...

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