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  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 08:30 AM
  • Secular Humanist Thinkers Cafe at Urban Fare Cafe Mission Park, Kelowna
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  • Friday, December 21, 2018 at 04:00 PM
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    Canada repeals blasphemy law

    Humanists are cheering the passage of a bill repealing Canada's prohibition on "blasphemous libel" in the Senate today. Canada's 19th century blasphemy law will be no more once the bill receives Royal Assent. Vote result on the House of Commons response to message on Bill #C51: Yeas: 49 Nays: 17...

    BC Humanist Association endorses $10aDay Child Care Plan

    At its most recent board meeting, the BC Humanist Association unanimously agreed to join hundreds of organizations in endorsing the $10aDay Child Care Plan. The plan is an initiative of the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC. By making quality child care affordable and accessible, the plan sets a...

    Poll: British Columbians oppose teaching creationism in schools

    According to a new poll from Research Co, a majority (55%) of British Columbians oppose the teaching of creationism in schools. Teaching creationism in public school science classrooms was effectively banned in 1996 following debates in the Abbotsford School District; however, a number of private Christian schools that receive public...

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    The rise of the Christian Right in Canada

    By André Gagné, Concordia University and Andréa Febres-Gagné, McGill University Over the past few years, Christian right groups have made inroads into the political landscape of certain countries. Two recent examples have been the American and Brazilian elections. Among Christian right organizations, 81 per cent of white evangelicals are credited...

    Join the call for a Secular BC

    The past year has seen some big advances for Humanist values in British Columbia - and for the BC Humanist Association itself. The highlight of the year, for me, came in June when the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the decisions of law societies in BC and Ontario to reject...

    It's time Canada outlawed physical violence against children

    By Valerie Michaelson, Queen's University, Ontario Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement recommending that parents not spank, hit or slap their children. The announcement created a flurry of media attention around the world with headlines such as “Spanking is Still Really Common, and Still Really...

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