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Chilliwack passes Distribution of Materials Policy

At Tuesday evening’s School Board Meeting in Chilliwack, members of the BC Humanist Association were disappointed to see the Chilliwack Board of Education vote unanimously in favour of Policy 518 “Distribution of Information or Materials.”

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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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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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Humanists call on Minister to defend secularism in BC schools

The BC Humanist Association is calling on the BC Minister of Education to investigate the state of secularism in the province's public schools.

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Chilliwack School Board policy deemed discriminatory by secularists

The British Columbia Humanists Association is calling on the Chilliwack School Board to reverse its policy of distributing Gideon Bibles in local public schools.

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Atheists give generously to fight blood cancer

Local atheists and skeptics raised $3,778 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as part of an international effort to raise money for the Light the Night Walk.

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Humanists oppose Kamloops pro-life banner

The BC Humanist Association calls on the Mayor and City Council of Kamloops to remove the Protect Human Life banners that have recently appeared around the city.

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Rescind anti-choice proclamation

Last year our organization wrote to then Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd to protest the decision to proclaim Protect Human Life Week. We have reiterated our opposition to this decision to again proclaim this Week in a joint letter to Mayor Walter Gray, commissioned by the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada.  The BC Humanist Association continues to see this proclamation as an affront to women’s legal rights and the separation of church and state.

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