We're only three months into 2016 and there have already been nearly 100 terrorist attacks around the world.
The most infamous ones in the past week were in Brussels and Lahore, India, claiming the lives of over 100 people.
Yet even in the aftermath of these atrocities, there is reason for hope. Chris Cocking's article, which I republished on our blog last week, explores the outpouring of empathy, compassion and altruism that often follow these incidents.
For me, this is where the hope of Humanism lies: rejecting fear and lending a helping hand to another human being.
Another reason to be hopeful is that despite these recent attacks, we have good evidence to suggest that global violence is continuing to decline.
Norman White, a former member of the BCHA, died on March 17. Norm is survived by his wife Barbara and several immediate and extended family members. He was 94.
You can read his obituary in The Vancouver Sun.
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