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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 01:30 PM
  • Comox Valley Humanists Meeting - Consciousness at Courtenay Public Library, Courtenay
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  • Tuesday, March 03, 2020 at 07:00 PM
  • Vancouver Book Club at Goldis' Home - Max 12 attendees, Vancouver
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    Fort St John overhauls permissive tax exemptions

    In November, the northern British Columbia community of Fort St John approved a new Financial Policy Framework that will require organizations "provide broad community benefits" to be eligible for property tax exemptions. Under the Community Charter, municipalities are required to exempt certain property like houses of worship from property taxes but...

    BCHA ED Ian Bushfield named Canadian Atheist Person of the Year

    The editor of Canadian Atheist has named the BC Humanist Association's Executive Director Ian Bushfield as the 2020 Canadian Atheist "Person of the Year." The award goes to the person "who had the greatest positive impact in Canadian secularism, humanism, atheism and freethought in 2019." Canadian Atheist describes itself as an...

    Tell the Government to expand access to MAID

    Following a Quebec Supreme Court ruling that the existing restrictions on medical assistance in dying in Canada are unconstitutional, the federal government is looking to expand the eligibility requirements. In line with our position on medical assistance in dying, the BC Humanist Association has created the following guide to help...

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    Teaching about religion and culture still legal

    Over three years ago, I wrote about an allegation that a student in Port Alberni was forced to participate in an Indigenous smudging ceremony in a BC public school. So as Humanists and secularists, we stand with the parent in speaking out against the forced participation of students in such a ceremony....

    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...

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