March 21, 2016 Newsletter

In Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, the provincial governments continue to fully fund separate Catholic school boards. BC partially funds some independent faith schools.

While the Catholic schools are enshrined in the constitution, an editorial in Metro news last week makes the case that rolling those schools into the secular, public boards would be both easy and popular.

I'm always looking for more good stories to share on social media. Feel free to email me if you spot something you think our group might be interested in.


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Upcoming Events

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Benjamin Purzycki: Religions and the evolution of social life

Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 10 AM
Oakridge Seniors' Centre, Vancouver

Purzycki recently published a study in Nature on the role that belief in punitive gods played in the expansion of human societies. Come and learn what role beliefs about gods' minds play in our relationships with the natural world and with each other.

Jim Linville - Creation museums are not all created equal

Sun, Apr 3, 2016 at 10 AM
Oakridge Seniors' Centre, Vancouver

University of Lethbridge professor Jim Linville offers an overview of the diverse creation museum landscape in North America. He will highlight the need to look beyond "Big Creation" to truly understand the phenomenon.

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Book club - Jared Diamond: The World Until Yesterday

Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 7 PM
Goldis' Home, Vancouver

The bestselling author of Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel surveys the history of human societies to answer the question:What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a better place for all of us?

Paul Ingraham - Science Based Medicine

Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 10 AM
Oakridge Seniors' Centre, Vancouver

Paul Ingraham is a writer and former Registered Massage Therapist in Vancouver, Canada. He is a rare alternative medicine apostate: frustrated by pseudoscientific baggage in the massage profession, he quit to write full-time. He writes for and is assistant editor at Science-Based Medicine.

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