The subway of St Petersburg was rocked today by a bomb blast, killing 11 and injuring another 40.
Two weeks ago the world watched in suspense as news came out about an attack at the Parliament building in London. That attack could have turned out equally bad had it not been for the quick actions of police.
Our allies at the International Humanist and Ethical Union took to Twitter today to highlight five stories from the past 24 hours showing the dangers of superstition around the world.
Their conclusion ties a thread between each of these stories and the urgency of Humanism.
Stories like this occur every day, usually affecting the most vulnerable people in societies across the world. We need less superstition, less nodding along to irrational beliefs, and more critical thinking, more reason, more humanism. That doesn't mean failing to empathize, or refusing to understand why people believe such. On the contrary, we must empathize, must learn.
When darkness strikes, we must rally to those candles of reason and compassion.
Our first blood drive of 2017 will be on Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 AM. Please let us know if you want to reserve one of our donation spots as space is limited.
You must RSVP by Friday, April 7, 2017.
Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting is coming up on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Oakridge Seniors' Centre.
Let us know if you're interested in standing for the board. We'll also be voting on a new constitution and bylaws.
You must be a member to vote at the AGM - check or renew your membership now.
Full details are on our website.
New on our website
Blog: The rise of INC Christianity
How a Christian movement is growing rapidly in the midst of religious decline.
Blog: Notes on the proposed BCHA bylaws
For some background on the proposed bylaw amendments.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 07:00 PM
- Book Club: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 05:00 PM
- Dinner & a movie night at Pepitas Restaurant and Fifth Avenue Cinemas, Vancouver
Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 10:00 AM
- Sunday Meeting: Yasmine Mohammed at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM
- Blood drive at Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver