Weekly news Feb 22, 2016

Our first Adopt-A-Clinic blood drive on February 13 was a success, even though I fainted just after my donation.

We had six people come out and many more promises to attend the next clinic, which will be on May 14. If you want to claim one of the ten reservations we have for that day, let me know at exdir@bchumanist.ca.

You can also hear more about the importance of donating blood and some of Canadian Blood Services new initiatives in the latest episode of our podcast.

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Upcoming Events

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Should BC adopt Quebec's ethics & religious culture curriculum?

Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 9:45 AM
Quality Foods meeting room, Courtenay

Drop in for the February meeting of the Comox Valley Humanists to discuss teaching about religious worldviews in schools.

Craig Farlinger - BC Progressive Party

Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 10 AM
Oakridge Seniors' Centre, Vancouver

Is it time for a new political option at the provincial level in BC? Craig Farlinger will talk about his plans to launch a BC Progressive Party in the next provincial election.

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Book Club: With or Without God by Gretta Vosper

Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 7 PM
Goldis' house, Vancouver

United Church of Canada pastor Gretta Vosper lost her faith in God but not her congregation. This is her story.

Gail Miller - Critical thinking for children around the world

Sun, Mar 6, 2016 at 10 AM
Oakridge Seniors' Centre, Vancouver

Learn about a pilot project seeking to build secular schools and libraries in Guatemala. This is the first part of a campaign to promote critical thinking among children around the world.

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Dr Samir Gandesha: Nihilism and Terror

Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 10 AM
Oakridge Seniors' Centre, Vancouver

How can we use the key teachings from the humanities to understand the combustible connection between religion and politics in the contemporary world?

David Simpson: Islam and the 'regressive left'

Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 10 AM
Oakridge Seniors' Centre, Vancouver

David Simpson, the Christian Atheist, returns for a controversial discussion about Islam, foreign policy, nuclear proliferation, torture, racial profiling and moral relativism.

See all upcoming events on our website.

Other news


Global's 16x9 this week featured the story of BC resident Elayne Shapray and others in their feature "Waiting for the Right to Die." Watch a clip on their website.

Dying With Dignity Canada's new video deserves to be shared again as it highlights the absurdity of religious institutions maintaining a grip over parts of the Canadian healthcare system, even in 2016. Our analysis showed nearly $1 billion in BC tax dollars went to religious healthcare institutions in 2015.

John Oliver tears into anti-choice laws that are rolling back the rights won in Roe v Wade in the USA. Lest Canadians get to complacent, a PEI man has filed a judicial review to stop his province even funding off-island abortions (since PEI remains the only province without any abortion clinics).

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