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Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Ian Bushfield - The case for Humanist marriage at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 05:00 PM
  • Dinner & a movie night at Pepitas Restaurant and Fifth Avenue Cinemas, Vancouver
  • Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Yasmine Mohammed at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Blood drive at Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver
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    Humanist marriage report published

    While Buddhists, Wiccans, Unitarians and even Scientologists can perform marriages in British Columbia, Humanists and other atheists are being discriminated against by the province's arbitrary implementation of the Marriage Act, according to a new report by the BC Humanist Association. The Case for Humanist Marriage in BC sets out the current laws governing...

    BC Health Committee recommends funding evidence-based addictions recovery

    BC's Select Standing Committee on Health released a report last week calling for the province to fund evidence-based addiction recovery programs and expand harm reduction services. The recommendations were part of the report, Looking Forward: Improving Rural Health Care, Primary Care, and Addictions Recovery Programs, which follows consultations that the BC...

    Supreme Court of Canada to hear evangelical law school case

    Canada's highest court announced last week that it will hear appeals on the proposed law school at Evangelical Christian Trinity Western University. Law societies in BC, Ontario and Nova Scotia had denied accreditation to the school on the basis that the Community Covenant it forces students to sign excludes same-sex...

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    Last week we asked in our newsletter and on social media, what you were optimistic about? Here's what you told us.

    March 20, 2017 Newsletter

    Today is the first day of Spring. And while Humanists don't attach supernatural significance to the position of the Earth relative to the sun, it is a good chance to look forward at the coming year. So I want to ask you: What are you optimistic about? Email me (or...

    Recognize implicit bias or it will undermine egalitarianism

    Editor's note: This article relates to our latest Vancouver Sunday meeting topic on implicit bias. Look for a version of that talk to appear on our podcast soon. For more, here's another article from The Conversation on race and implicit bias. Think you're all for gender equality? Your unconscious may have...

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