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Small victory in Chilliwack Gideon Bible distribution kerfuffle

“We actually aren’t distributing the Gideon Bible,” she said. “It is not being distributed to Grade 5 students or in our schools.” Novak said she wouldn’t authorize permission slips to get either the Gideon book or the Dawkins book at public district schools.

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The deadly terrorist attack on the staff of Charlie Hebdo in France

Yesterday’s events are one in the long and horrific history of atrocities committed by dogmatic religious extremists who live in fear of open criticism and free expression. Yet even in this darkness, the spirit of humanity can still be seen in the tens of thousands of people who poured into the streets of Paris and cities across Europe to stand in solidarity with the fallen journalists and officers. We must capture this resilience and respond with the same spirit as Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg following the 2011 shootings in Norway: “Our response is more democracy, more openness, and more humanity. We will answer hatred with love.”

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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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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 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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National Household Survey confirms BC leaving religion

Results announced today from Statistics Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey show that nearly half of British Columbia does not identify with a religion. The new data echoes the conclusion of a recent BCHA poll that found two-thirds of BC does not practice a religion or faith.

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Religious advertising on transit property

The BC Humanist Association does not oppose the right of religious organizations to advertise on transit property.

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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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