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Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Muju Naeem - From Islam to Atheism: A struggle for humanist values and politics in the Maldives at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 09:30 AM
  • Comox Humanists AGM & Flight from reason at Quality Foods meeting room, Courtenay
  • Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Sonia Milbradt - The new BC curriculum at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Dr Eddie Win - Myanmar and the Rohingya at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club: The Allure of Toxic Leaders by Jean Lipman-Blumen at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
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    1000 for protecting nonreligious rights

    The BC Humanist Association today submitted its response to the Government of BC's consultation on re-establishing the province's Human Rights Commission. As part of that brief, we pointed to the 1000 people who've signed our petition calling for "nonreligion" to be made a protected class in the Human Rights Code.

    Justice Committee supports repealing blasphemy law

    On November 8, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights finished its study of a bill to amend Canada's Criminal Code. In its clause-by-clause examination, the committee unanimously agreed to maintain the repeal of section 296, Canada's blasphemy law. However, the committee decided not to repeal Section 176,...

    Recognize discrimination against nonreligious

    The BC Humanist Association submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage today as part of its study of Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination. In its brief, the BCHA highlights how religious privilege continues to marginalize the nonreligious and members of minority faith communities in...

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    Speaking out for nonreligious rights - Nov 14, 2017 Newsletter

    It's a busy week for our efforts to promote human rights and challenge religious privilege. This afternoon, I'm meeting with Parliamentary Secretary Ravi Kahlon as part of the Government of BC's consultations on its new Human Rights Commission. I'm going to present him with a copy of our petition to...

    Secular Remembrance - BCHA Newsletter

    November 11 is a chance for us to reflect on the cost of global conflicts. As British Historian Dan Snow wrote in 2014: There is no greater sacrifice than giving one’s life for one’s fellow citizens, and, correspondingly, there is no greater responsibility we have as voters than to send our armed...

    Ktunaxa ruling poses challenges for secularists

    This morning, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed a freedom of religion case launched by the Ktunaxa Nation that sought to block development of a year-round ski resort in the East Kootenays. The Ktunaxa believe that Grizzly Bear Spirit inhabits Qat’muk, the Jumbo Mountain region where Glacier Resorts sought to...

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