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Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Tarkus Claypool - Introduction to The Satanic Temple of Seattle at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, October 02, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting - Ujjal Dosanjh at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club - Life Ascending by Nick Lane at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
  • Sunday, October 09, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Steve Thompson on Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Matt Barber - Give me sex, Jesus at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    City of Victoria proclaims International Blasphemy Rights Day

    At its council meeting yesterday, the City of Victoria agreed 3-2 to proclaim September 30, 2016 as International Blasphemy Rights Day. The BC Humanist Association requested the proclamation as part of its support for freedom of expression; however, the council did amend the proclamation to remove a section challenging the...

    CBC investigation finds majority of BC rehab clinics use 12 step model

    In a report for CBC News, journalists Yvette Brend and Manjula Dufresne document their findings from calling every drug rehabilitation facility in British Columbia. They found: Many more — in fact the majority that we spoke to — adhere to AA or 12-step regimes, and resist harm reduction as a waste of time. They...

    BC Government to require all schools to protect LGBTQ students

    Echoing calls by the BC Humanist Association last week, Education Minister Mike Bernier announced yesterday that all public and independent schools in BC will have to make explicit references to sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-bullying policies. Districts have been given until the end of the year to...

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    Sep 26, 2016 Newsletter - End Blasphemy Laws

    Yesterday, an atheist writer was gunned down on the courthouse steps in the capital of Jordan. He was set to stand trial for offending Islam by sharing a comic satirizing Mohammed on his Facebook page. The suspected shooter, a local imam and extremist, was allegedly motivated by anger over the blasphemous cartoon....

    Doctors have no right to refuse medical assistance in dying, abortion or contraception

    Editor's note: This editorial was originally published in the journal Bioethics under a Creative Commons license. It's a follow up to an article first published by Udo Schuklenk in May 2015 and responded to by Christopher Cowley in December 2015. Unfortunately, both of those articles are behind paywalls. The debate is over...

    Lessons in secularism from a human rights complaint against Bowen Island Montessori

    Our education system is tasked with preparing the next generation for life in an increasingly pluralistic country. That system must be accommodating and welcoming to students of all faiths and none, or we risk segmenting our society and allowing extremism to foment. Bowen Island Montessori School is facing a human rights...

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