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Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Brent Cooper - Abs-Tract at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 05:00 PM
  • Vancouver Pub Night at Mahony and Sons, Vancouver
  • Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Gurpreet Singh at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 01:30 PM
  • Mid Fraser Humanist Assembly at Surrey Central Library, Surrey
  • Sunday, June 04, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: David Moscrop at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    CRA recommends unmuzzling charities

    The BC Humanist Association joins leading Canadian charities in applauding a report released today that calls for a regulatory and legislative overhaul "to enable charities to fully participate in public policy dialogue and development." The coalition of charities, formed in response to the political activities audits under the previous government, had...

    Disgraced Senator used office for religious purposes, reports HuffPost

    Ex-staffers have told HuffPost Canada that Senator Don Meredith forced them to pray with him and draft sermons while on the Parliamentary clock. Meredith is a Pentecostal pastor at the GTA Faith Alliance church in Richmond Hill, Ontario and is facing expulsion from the Senate following a separate investigation into a...

    Delta Police Interfaith Symposium is "endorsement by exclusion"

    Update (May 1, 2017): The Chief's response and our take can be found below. The BC Humanist Association has accused the Delta Police Department of religious "endorsement by exclusion" over a recent Interfaith Symposium on drug addiction. The event, held on March 30 at Baitur Rahman Mosque in Delta, was the second...

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    Act now for clinical trial transparency

    As Humanists, we want to create compassionate world using the best available evidence. Unfortunately, the policies that govern our pharmaceutical medicines rely on neither our compassion nor the best evidence. The AllTrials Campaign, which I worked with Sense About Science on from 2013-2015, calls for every clinical trial to be...

    Christian sex advice websites offer a peek into evangelical politics

    By Kelsy Burke, University of Nebraska-Lincoln On May 4, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that allows churches and religious leaders to explicitly endorse or oppose a political candidate without penalty to their nonprofit, tax-exempt status. Responses from white conservative evangelicals showed that this wasn’t what they were looking for. What they wanted, it seems,...

    May 15, 2017 Newsletter

    Last week, some of the largest communities on Facebook for ex-Muslims and the non-religious were blocked. The move came after coordinated campaigns to report the pages as offensive triggered Facebook's algorithms to unpublish the pages. This included Atheist Republic, which was started by Vancouver ex-Muslim Armin Navabi and has over 1.6 million...

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