Secularists are cheering a move by staff at the City of Terrace to reject the planned erection of a nativity scene over city hall.Read more
UPDATE (Nov 9, 2022): Following complaints by the BC Humanist Association, Creston's inaugural council meeting proceeding without its planned invocation.Read more
The City of Parksville's planned "blessings" at its upcoming inaugural council meeting is drawing criticism from the BC Humanist Association.
On Monday, November 7, 2022 at 1pm, the City of Parksville will hold its inaugural council meeting following the recent municipal elections. As part of that agenda, the City is including "blessings." In 2018, those were delivered by Dr Paul Hawkes, Lead Pastor at the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church.Read more
The BC Humanist Association is celebrating the latest data from the Census shows that 52.1% of British Columbians are non-religious. This is a reflection of the growing trend of people in BC and across Canada who are choosing to live their lives without religion. In the 2011 National Household Survey (which replaced the census that year), 44.1% of British Columbians were non-religious.Read more
In a letter sent today, the BC Humanist Association is calling on the voice of Canada's charitable sector to drop its opposition to proposed measures to end charitable status for anti-choice organizations.
Imagine Canada provides resources and accreditation for charities and non-profits and advocates for issues affecting the non-profit sector. It's taken a position against possible legislative changes to end the charitable status for anti-abortion organizations.Read more
The BC Humanist Association (BCHA) is asking BC municipalities to confirm that this year's inaugural council meetings will be secular.Read more
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.Read more
The BC Humanist Association today wrote to all 338 Members of Parliament to ask them to end prayers in the House of Commons.Read more