Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.



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End charity status for crisis pregnancy centres - Budget 2023 response

In its brief submitted today, the BC Humanist Association is calling on the federal government to use Budget 2023 to end charity status for anti-choice organizations, including crisis pregnancy centres.

BCHA asks all MPs to end prayers in House of Commons

The BC Humanist Association today wrote to all 338 Members of Parliament to ask them to end prayers in the House of Commons.

An end to moralism: BCHA responds to Health Committee consultation

The BC Humanist Association is calling for an end to moralistic approaches to drug policy in its response to the Health Committee's consultation on the overdose and drug toxicity crisis.

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Only seven districts enshrine secularism in BC schools

Despite the legal requirement that all schools be “strictly secular,” our initial review has found that only 7 of the 60 public school districts in British Columbia have a policy that explicitly limits religious proselytization in schools.

Changes to legislative prayer in the Isle of Man

A guest post by Peter W Edge and Teale Phelps Bondaroff Cross-posted with permission from Law & Religion UK Introduction Tynwald, the legislature of the Isle of Man, has in recent years spent considerable time reflecting on the inclusion of the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man in the upper chamber, the Legislative Council,...

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....

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