Unfortunately, we've had to cancel this event at this time due to a lack of interest. We'll look into different options in the future.
The BC Humanist Association invites you to join us for the inaugural networking event of our new Secular Legal Network.
As the province's largest organization representing atheists and Humanists, the BC Humanist Association is taking a more active role defending the separation of church and state.
- At the start of the year, we successfully challenged the distribution of Gideon Bibles in the Abbotsford School District.
- In March, Hakemi & Ridgedale's Wes McMillan wrote to the BC Human Rights Tribunal on our behalf to argue for the public interest in the tribunal hearing the case of an atheist who lost his job for refusing to attend AA.
- In June, leading lawyer Tim Dickson and Catherine George represented us in an intervention against Trinity Western University's proposed law school.
- In July, we appeared before the BC Legislature's Select Standing Committee on Health to argue for secular and evidence based addictions treatment.
The goal of the Secular Legal Network is to develop an informal network of BC lawyers at any stage in their career with an interest in secularism. It does not constitute any formal affiliation with the BCHA nor does attendance imply any agreement to provide pro-bono legal services.
Our first event will be on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the long table at the Irish Heather in Gastown. Feel free to extend this invitation to anyone in your network who might be interested.
The event is free to attend but please RSVP so we have a sense of the numbers.