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Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Mika McKinnon - Master in Disaster at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, August 06, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Towards a Humanist politics - Owen Jones Holyoake Lecture at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, August 06, 2017 at 11:00 AM
  • Humanists at Pride Sunset Beach Festival at Sunset Beach, Vancouver
  • Sunday, August 06, 2017 at 12:00 PM
  • Vancouver Pride Parade at Thurlow Street between Haro and Robson, Vancouver
  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 02:00 PM
  • Humanist Picnic at Central Park, Burnaby
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    Fundamentalist Mormons found guilty of polygamy

    Winston Blackmore and James Oler were found guilty yesterday of polygamy. The two are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bountiful BC and have over thirty wives between them. Blackmore has welcomed the verdict, arguing it opens the opportunity for him to challenge the constitutionality...

    Canadian Government tables bill to repeal blasphemy law

    Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould today introduced a bill to repeal Canada's blasphemy law. The bill would also remove other outdated and unconstitutional provisions of the Criminal Code, strengthen protections for victims of sexual assault and require new government bills to include a Charter Statement explaining its impact on Canadian's rights. Section...

    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...

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    July 24, 2017 Newsletter

    Later today a BC court will decide whether to convict fundamentalist Mormons Winston Blackmore and James Oler with polygamy. They are alleged to have married over 30 women between them. This trial brings into conflict some of the values at the core of Humanism. On the one hand, the principles of liberty...

    July 17, 2017 Newsletter

    Already 40,000 people across this province have been forced to evacuate their homes as wildfires rage across the province. While firefighters are making heroic efforts to hold back the spread, there's still no rain in the forecast. Last year, when thousands evacuated Fort McMurray, Alberta, you responded with thousands of dollars to...

    Canadian media relies on fear in refugee coverage

    By Sandra M. Riano, Royal Roads University Anti-migrant sentiment has been big news in Canada and around the world in recent years, and new research suggests that although media coverage of refugee issues has improved, it still needs work. Racist, anti-refugee and Islamophobic views have been blamed for the mosque...

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