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Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting - Video - The Humanism of Star Trek at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting- Joyce Arthur- Trumpocalypse vs Women's and Reproductive Rights at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting-Stephen Fry Live at the Sydney Opera House 2010 at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, January 01, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting - Video - The Best of George Carlin at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, January 03, 2017 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club - The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
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    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....

    Religion in Remembrance Day Ceremony challenged in Port Coquitlam

    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...

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    Dec 5, 2016 Newsletter

    I'm writing this week's newsletter to ask for your help.At our latest Sunday meeting, one of our members told us about one of the new participants in her single mothers' support group. This woman is a single mother with a one year old child.The young lady in question has just...

    Blasphemy laws get used for political purposes

    Editor's note: While Canada's latent blasphemy law isn't explicitly mentioned in this article, we must continue to fight for it's repeal as these stories highlight how, under the right political climate, it could be used to censor opposition. By Rafiqa Qurrata A'yun, University of Indonesia The Indonesian police recently named the Chinese-Indonesian...

    The seeds of the alt-right

    By George Michael, Westfield State University In recent months, far-right activists – which some have labelled the “alt-right” – have gone from being an obscure, largely online subculture to a player at the very centre of American politics. Long relegated to the cultural and political fringe, alt-right activists were among the most...

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