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Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Joann Robertson - Political Correctness at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting- Mattias Martens on Populism at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Deborah Littman - Metro Vancouver Alliance at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, February 05, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Patti Bacchus - Public education at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, February 07, 2017 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club - The Value of Nothing by Raj Patel at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
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    Humanists celebrate end of Bible distribution in SD 27

    The BC Humanist Association (BCHA) joins teachers and the President of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Teachers' Association (CCTA) in celebrating School District No 27 decision to end its policy of distributing Gideon Bibles to grade 5 students in the district. In a phone call in response to the BCHA, SD 27 confirmed...

    Silenced: How non-religious charities are being censored by the CRA

    The BC Humanist Association has published its submission to the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) online consultation on charities' political activities. Restrictions on charities political activities came under scrutiny under the previous government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals campaigned on revising those rules. However, at its core, Canada's charity law dates...

    BC Court of Appeal ruling a setback for equality

    In a unanimous decision released today, the BC Court of Appeal sided with Trinity Western University over the Law Society of BC. The Court of Appeal agreed with the BC Supreme Court that the steps taken by the Law Society of BC’s to reject TWU’s proposed law school were flawed....

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    Jan 9, 2017 Newsletter

    It's been over a decade since Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris (and to a lesser extent, Dan Dennett) launched what's been nicknamed the New Atheism.Their books repackaged a lot of old arguments against faith into a challenge against the unquestioned assumptions that blind faith is a virtue.Since then,...

    Is hunting moral?

    By Joshua Duclos, Boston University Every year as daylight dwindles and trees go bare, debates arise over the morality of hunting. Hunters see the act of stalking and killing deer, ducks, moose and other quarry as humane, necessary and natural, and thus as ethical. Critics respond that hunting is a cruel...

    Jan 2, 2017 Newsletter

    It's with sadness that we report that on December 22, 2016, longtime BCHA member Andy Serink died. Andy was a regular attendee at our Sunday meetings and will be missed. You can read his obituary in The Province.A celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM...

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