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Standing up for Reproductive Rights and Justice in BC and Canada

Reproductive Rights & Justice Rally, May 14 2022 at 1pm a  šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly known as Queen Elizabeth Plaza) south side on Georgia Street A network of social justice and reproductive rights groups has come together to say never again and not here in relation to changes afoot to abortion...

Nonreligious vow to continue fight to end Parliamentary prayers following Opposition Motion defeat

Today, Members of Parliament (MPs) voted against a motion that would have abolished the practice of opening daily sessions of the House of Commons with prayer. Nevertheless, secularists are pledging to continue the fight to end the practice of legislative prayers. Vote result: The @BlocQuebecois #OppositionMotion (Change to Standing Order...

BC Humanists Urge MPs to Support Motion to Abolish Prayer

The move would make Parliament an inclusive and welcoming space Members of the BC Humanist Association are asking their Members of Parliament (MP) to vote in favour of a motion to end the practice of beginning each day’s sitting of the House of Commons with a prayer.

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In defence of dignity and bodily autonomy

Progressives are still reeling at yesterday's report from POLITICO about a leaked draft majority decision from the Supreme Court of the United States. That decision, from conservative Justice Samuel Alito, would overturn Roe v Wade and lead to the near instant criminalization of abortion in as many as half of the states....

2021 in Review

This past year has continued to be one of unprecedented challenges as we’ve learned how to adjust to the “new normal” of COVID-19, extreme natural disasters, the ongoing legacy of residential schools and the continued rise of reactionary nationalism. However, as a community, the BC Humanist Association’s (BCHA) staff, board...

"No religious dogma or creed is to be taught in a school"

Despite inflammatory headlines suggesting otherwise, the rules of the School Act and policies of the Vancouver School Board apply to student clubs in public Vancouver high schools. That was the message that was delivered to students at Eric Hamber Secondary who recently founded a Catholic students club. On November 15, BC...

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All in-person BCHA-sponsored events have been suspended for the time being. Some of our local affiliates have begun offering physically-distanced events. We encourage everyone to be mindful of public health guidelines.

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 01:00 PM
  • Reproductive Rights & Justice Rally at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly known as Queen Elizabeth Plaza), Vancouver
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 07:30 PM
  • Annual General Meeting 2022 at Online (RSVP for link),
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