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Proposed Chilliwack policy leaves questions unanswered

The BC Humanist Association is concerned that a policy proposed by the Chilliwack School District will lead to the distribution of religious materials in public school classrooms.

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Humanist marriage rejected by BC Government

An application to perform Humanist weddings has been denied by the BC Government after nearly a year of uncertainty around the BC Humanist Association’s new Humanist Officiant Program.

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Concerns raised about the Office of Religious Freedoms

The BC Humanist Association echoes the concerns expressed today by Humanist Canada and the Centre for Inquiry Canada regarding the announcement of a federal Office of Religious Freedoms within the Foreign Ministry.

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Modern mock Socrates trial mocked!

Darwin submitted the following article. Send your own updates to info@bchumanist.ca

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Faith and Politics on CKNW

I was invited on the Philip Till show on CKNW this morning to discuss faith and politics from a humanist/atheist perspective.

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Tribal Ghag nothing to laugh at

BCHA member Darwin submitted the following article. Submit your own to info@bchumanist.ca.

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Turkey's science state council halts publication of evolution books

Darwin submitted the following story to bring attention to increasing attacks on evolution in Turkey. Submit your own articles by emailing info@bchumanist.ca

 

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Beyond secularism?

I was informed last week of a panel tomorrow night, hosted by newly elected Chilliwack NDP MLA Gwen O’Mahony. The title is Beyond Secularism and will see three Christian scholars discuss the role they believe that faith should play in government.

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Quiet victories

In our campaign for Secular Schools in BC most of our public relations has been focused on Chilliwack and Abbotsford, but our research found a couple other anomalies across the province that are being corrected thanks to quick responses from local trustees.

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Speech to the BC Civil Liberties Association

Tonight I had the pleasure to speak to the Board of Directors of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association about our campaign to end the distribution of Gideon Bibles in BC schools.

Below is the speech that I presented. I am pleased to report that the Board of the BCCLA has asked their legal staff to help us in our work on the Chilliwack case, the outcome of which will help them decide what further support they can offer.

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