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Humanists in the Pride Parade 2013

It was another sunny afternoon for our fourth annual march in the Vancouver Pride Parade.

This year we had our largest contingent yet, with 35 marchers who came from Chilliwack to Whistler to the Sunshine Coast. Here’s some photos I managed to take during the day.

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Reject TWU Law School

A new statement from the Board of Directors of the BCHA joins calls for a proposed law school at Trinity Western University to be rejected.

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Why the BC Marriage Act must change

About 20 years ago, I obtained a ministry in the Universal Life Church, a somewhat infamous church in Modesto, California that issues ministries to anyone for the asking, with the most minimal possible ethical guideline of “do what is right.” Though accompanied by a good deal of incoherent, mystical, vaguely Christian theology by its founder, the ministry affords its communicants complete freedom of conscience.

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Rethinking the TWU Law School issue

In January, it came to our attention that Trinity Western University, a private evangelical university in Langley, was applying to have an accredited law school. The Canadian Council of Law Deans expressed their opposition to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, which the BC Civil Liberties Association rejected in favour of arguments for the freedom of religion. At the time, our previous Board considered the issue and opted to defer to the BCCLA’s position, though no formal motion was taken (to my recollection).

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Memories of Morgentaler

A story from Jill Harrington, one of our members of the late Dr. Henry Morgentaler.

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Remembering Kirsten Stromgren

Glenn Hardie lets us know that another long-time member of the BC Humanist community has died.

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Religion in BC public school concerts

Going through my emails, I thought I’d share a story with you from someone who wrote to us a few months ago, concerned about religious content in a concert put on by their child’s public school. I have removed or changed any identifying information.

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Let Margot Bentley Die With Dignity

The BC Humanist Association issued the following letter to Health Minister Terry Lake regarding Margot Bentley,a dementia patient being kept alive against her wishes.

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Remembering Chris Cook

Glenn Hardie shares the following update.

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A historic day for civil rights in the USA

There is a lot of news worth celebrating today in the United States.

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