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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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Superman: Morality vs Evolution

I just watched the new Superman movie, Man of Steel. This is the movie thatWarner Brothers decided to target market Christian audiences by offering free screenings to pastors and dedicating an an entire website to how Man of Steel can help spread the Gospel.

But how did the film hold up both as a movie and as a Christian propaganda piece?

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A Humanist memorial

While our Officiant Program has mostly been on hold due to our inability to perform legal marriages, we are still able to perform other ceremonies for the non-religious.

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The Secret Power of Juries - an excerpt on Morgentaler

BC Humanist Association honorary member Gary Bauslaugh provides the following excerpt from his upcoming book “The Secret Power of Juries.” Bauslaugh will be speaking in the fall on “Humanism, social justice and the power of juries.”

Here he quotes part of his book relating to Henry Morgentaler who passed away yesterday.

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Remembering Henry Morgentaler

On May 29, 2013, Dr. Henry Morgentaler died. An influential Humanist who fought successfully to overturn Canada's abortion laws, he will be missed by Humanists in British Columbia and across Canada.

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Henry Morgentaler has died

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Dr. Henry Morgentaler has died.

Dr. Morgentaler was arguably Canada’s most famous and influential Humanist. His secular values emboldened him to fight for reproductive freedoms.

He rose to prominence well before my time as he fought to legalize abortion in Canada in the 1960s and 1970s, culminating in the 1988 Supreme Court of Canada decision which struck down Canada’s abortion law. You can read a full biography of Dr. Morgentaler’s life in the Globe and Mail.

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Reflections on Imagine No Religion 3

Some thoughts and comments on Imagine No Religion 3, a conference for freethinkers from May 17-19, 2013 in Kamloops, BC.

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