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    Prayers replaced by 'prayers and reflections' in BC Legislature

    Starting in 2020, the British Columbia Legislature will begin each day with "prayers and reflections" instead of "prayers." The change comes after Members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia unanimously supported a motion from Government House Leader Mike Farnworth to make the change in the Standing Orders.

    The Cost of Religion in Canada Part 1: Canadian Taxpayers Funding the Advancement of Religion

    Governments in Canada provided subsidies of up to $2.6 billion for the advancement of religion in 2017, according to a new analysis by the Centre for Inquiry Canada. The Government of British Columbia alone provides as much as $156 million. The numbers come from the first part of The Cost...

    Report shows prayers in BC Legislature overwhelmingly religious, Christian

    A new study of prayers said by MLAs in the Legislative Assembly of BC found that the prayers were overwhelmingly religious in nature and nearly all of the sectarian prayers were identified as Christian. The report, from the BC Humanist Association, follows its call last week for MLAs to abandon...

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    Winning the fight against religious privilege

    After discussing what we're up against last week, we saw a major change on Thursday when the Legislature agreed to amend its practice of starting each day's session with "prayers" to "prayers and reflections."

    What we're up against

    As Humanists, we’re used to fighting the religious right. From the battles over creationism or Bible distribution in public schools to securing the right to a medically-assisted death, we know well how to respond to arguments based on dogma and religious authorities. But as we continue to push toward a...

    Seven prayers from MLAs that left us scratching our heads

    Going through over 850 prayers this summer, we came across a few gems I wanted to share with you prior to the release of our study on Monday. Unfortunately, we can't embed the videos here but the prayers are the first item of business if you want to watch them...

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