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Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: John Nightingale - Vancouver Aquarium at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club: It can’t happen here by Sinclair Lewis at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
  • Sunday, May 07, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Annual General Meeting - 2017 at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Gurpreet Singh at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    Delta Police Interfaith Symposium is "endorsement by exclusion"

    The BC Humanist Association has accused the Delta Police Department of religious "endorsement by exclusion" over a recent Interfaith Symposium on drug addiction. The event, held on March 30 at Baitur Rahman Mosque in Delta, was the second annual Interfaith Symposium held by the Department. This year's focus was on addictions...

    Humanist marriage report published

    While Buddhists, Wiccans, Unitarians and even Scientologists can perform marriages in British Columbia, Humanists and other atheists are being discriminated against by the province's arbitrary implementation of the Marriage Act, according to a new report by the BC Humanist Association. The Case for Humanist Marriage in BC sets out the current laws governing...

    BC Health Committee recommends funding evidence-based addictions recovery

    BC's Select Standing Committee on Health released a report last week calling for the province to fund evidence-based addiction recovery programs and expand harm reduction services. The recommendations were part of the report, Looking Forward: Improving Rural Health Care, Primary Care, and Addictions Recovery Programs, which follows consultations that the BC...

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    April 24, 2017 Newsletter

    On Saturday, around 2000 people in Vancouver joined over 100,000 people worldwide in the first ever March for Science. This solidarity follows ideological and politically-motivated attacks on evidence based policy, which have been documented from different levels of government around the world. Evidence for Democracy has even identified the threats facing...

    Bible classes in schools can lead to strife among neighbours

    By Frank S. Ravitch, Professor of Law & Walter H. Stowers Chair of Law and Religion, Michigan State University A federal lawsuit was filed recently against the Mercer County, West Virginia Board of Education, challenging a Bible program in the elementary schools. The plaintiffs are the Freedom From Religion Foundation and two parents and...

    Apr 17, 2017 Newsletter

    Douglas Todd reports in this weekend's Province about a new Mainstreet Research poll about the religious makeup of each party's support in the lead up to the BC election. While there is some interesting data in that poll, another poll that he reports on suggests support for school prayers and the National Post...

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