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Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting- Mattias Martens on Populism at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Deborah Littman - Metro Vancouver Alliance at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, February 05, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Patti Bacchus - Public education at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, February 07, 2017 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club - The Value of Nothing by Raj Patel at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
  • Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Elisabeth Ormandy - Animals in Science Policy Institute at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    Humanists celebrate end of Bible distribution in SD 27

    The BC Humanist Association (BCHA) joins teachers and the President of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Teachers' Association (CCTA) in celebrating School District No 27 decision to end its policy of distributing Gideon Bibles to grade 5 students in the district. In a phone call in response to the BCHA, SD 27 confirmed...

    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....

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    Jan 16, 2017 Newsletter

    On Friday, the Victoria Times Columnist published Noreen Campbell's story. In August, Noreen received approval for medical assistance in dying and she exercised that right last week. Before she died, she spoke out in a video with Dying With Dignity Canada and to the media. "The idea that suffering is always worthwhile,...

    Feeling so emotional: Why we rage about religion on Facebook

    By Mona Abdel Fatil, University of Oslo On Christmas Day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his website to tell the world that he was not an atheist any more. In this way, the billionaire used Facebook to express his feelings about religion, like many social media users before him. My research...

    Jan 9, 2017 Newsletter

    It's been over a decade since Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris (and to a lesser extent, Dan Dennett) launched what's been nicknamed the New Atheism.Their books repackaged a lot of old arguments against faith into a challenge against the unquestioned assumptions that blind faith is a virtue.Since then,...

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