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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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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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