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Upcoming events

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Eric Merkley - How to overcome political bias at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 09:30 AM
  • Neil Postman - Amusing ourselves to death at Quality Foods meeting room, Courtenay
  • Sunday, October 01, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Eiynah - Critiquing Islam in the time of the rising right at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club: The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far by Lawrence Krauss at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
  • Sunday, October 08, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Joyce Arthur - Conscientious Objections at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    Religious conservatives vs SOGI education in Langley

    The BC Humanist Association today wrote in support of the SOGI 123 resources being adopted by the Langley School Board. SOGI stands for sexual orientation and gender identity and was created for BC teachers in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the BC Teachers Federation, nine school districts and Out...

    BCHA submits arguments in TWU law school case

    BCHA submits arguments to the Supreme Court of Canada in TWU law school case The BC Humanist Association filed our arguments at the Supreme Court of Canada today in two cases over the proposed law school at Trinity Western University. In our factum, we argue that only individuals, and not...

    BCHA petitions Minister of Health: Legalize Humanist Marriage

    The BC Humanist Association launched a petition today calling on the Minister of Health to legalize Humanist marriage in British Columbia. The Vital Statistics Agency, which is responsible for registering organizations that can solemnize marriages in the province, rejected the Association's request in 2013. However, a freedom of information request...

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    Over 500 for Humanist Marriage

    Four weeks ago we launched our petition calling for the Government of BC to give Humanists equal standing with the many religious groups that are able to perform marriages in the province. Since then, over 500 people joined our call! On Thursday, we put those first 500 names in the mail...

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    Research from across North America and all over Western Europe show us declining church attendance among almost all sects of Christianity. Census data from a variety of countries also shows that self-described believers themselves are declining. As well, results from polling organizations demonstrate that the actual content of beliefs from...

    Humanist Marriage petition FAQ

    Last week we launched a petition calling on BC’s new Minister of Health to allow Humanists to perform marriages. Since then we’ve spoken with SpiceFM, CBC, Early Edition and CKNW and had nearly 500 people sign the petition. In those conversations, and over social media, we’ve fielded a number of questions about our petition. While...

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