These books, stories and reports have been published by the BC Humanist Association to promote a broader understanding of what Humanism is and what Humanists think about different issues.

Except for the books (which are republished with permission), these materials are published under our Creative Commons license, which means you are free to use and re-purpose the materials provided you credit the author or the BC Humanist Association.


Analysis and reports published by the BC Humanist Association.

Legislative Prayer Across Canada
December 18, 2023

We Yelled at Them Until They Stopped: Revisiting Prayers in BC Municipal Council Meetings and the Power of Secular Advocacy
November 15, 2023

Religion in Public School Acts
September 05, 2023

British Columbia and the Half Charmed Curriculum Funding
April 01, 2023

Study: Examining the Websites of Anti-Choice “Crisis Pregnancy Centres”
March 08, 2023

Open for Unconstitutional Business: Prayers at Municipal Council Meetings in Ontario
December 07, 2022

Legislative Syzygy: Decumbiture of an Ailing Province
April 01, 2022

In Open Defiance: Unconstitutional prayers at municipal councils in Manitoba
March 28, 2022

Follow the money: BC's private school giveaway benefits wealthy and religious families
September 07, 2021

An Extra Burden: The Clergy Residence Deduction
June 15, 2021

Separation of Religion and Government in Retrograde: The impact of star signs on BC Legislative politics
April 01, 2021

A Public Good? Property tax exemptions for places of worship in British Columbia
February 22, 2021

The Duty of Neutrality Beyond Saguenay: Unconstitutional Prayers at Municipal Councils in British Columbia
November 24, 2020

Pass or Fail? Comparing the performance of private and public school graduates in post-secondary education
June 08, 2020

Decolonizing Legislative Prayers
May 20, 2020

Sample Prayers make Clerk "the arbiter of religious dogma"
March 09, 2020

The Cost of Religion in Canada Part 1: Canadian Taxpayers Funding the Advancement of Religion
November 05, 2019

House of Prayers: An Analysis of Prayers in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, 2003-2019
September 10, 2019

Who reaps the most rewards? The landscape of independent school funding in BC
September 10, 2018

What BC cities give religious property tax exemptions? A look at our data
August 27, 2018

The case for Humanist Marriage in BC
March 08, 2017

BC taxpayers gave $1 billion to religious hospitals in 2015
February 15, 2016


Public opinion research commissioned by the BC Humanist Association.


Letters, briefs and consultation responses to all levels of government and courts.

No CSJ funding for anti-human rights organizations
October 24, 2023

Humanists reiterate call that Budget 2023 enshrine the duty of neutrality
January 18, 2023

End charity status for crisis pregnancy centres - Budget 2023 response
September 21, 2022

BCHA asks all MPs to end prayers in House of Commons
August 09, 2022

An end to moralism: BCHA responds to Health Committee consultation
August 04, 2022

BCHA submits Budget 2023 response
June 23, 2022

MAID Statutory Review: Dignity in Life - Dignity in Death
May 02, 2022

Toward an inclusive society: BCHA makes Budget 2022 submissions
September 27, 2021

BCHA responds to federal pre-budget 2022 consultation
August 03, 2021

Conversion therapy is abuse
June 22, 2021

Budget 2021: A Just and Secular Recovery
June 23, 2020

Our comments on BC Budget 2021
June 11, 2020

Enshrine evidence-based medicine in healthcare professions
January 09, 2020

Budget 2020: A chance to advance a Secular BC
June 24, 2019

End funding of independent schools - BC finance committee brief
October 09, 2018

Humanists submit comments on draft political activities proposals
October 01, 2018

Toward a modernized charity framework for Canada
September 17, 2018

Ensuring choice in addictions recovery
August 20, 2018

Island Health open to continued funding of faith-based care beds
March 22, 2018

1000 for protecting nonreligious rights
November 16, 2017

Recognize discrimination against nonreligious
November 09, 2017

Repeal Canada's Blasphemy Laws - Our Justice Committee brief
October 25, 2017

Religious conservatives vs SOGI education in Langley
September 18, 2017

BCHA submits arguments to the Supreme Court of Canada in TWU law school case
September 11, 2017

Delta Police Interfaith Symposium is "endorsement by exclusion"
April 10, 2017

Humanists celebrate end of Bible distribution in SD 27
December 12, 2016

Silenced: How non-religious charities are being censored by the CRA
November 28, 2016

BCHA asks Health Committee to end religious coercion in addictions recovery
July 12, 2016

Fifty-four secular groups call for repeal of Greek blasphemy law
June 02, 2016

Our arguments in TWU vs LSBC
May 30, 2016

Amend Bill C-14: Restore the patient-centred approach
April 29, 2016

BCHA joins global call to UN High Commissioner for Refugees to respect non-religious worldviews
April 22, 2016

Humanists to Abbotsford superintendent: End bible distribution or permit atheist comics
March 30, 2016

Write your MP to guarantee choice
March 14, 2016

Use private member's bill to take god out of anthem
February 01, 2016

BCHA calls on Parliamentary committee to enshrine physician-assisted dying rights in healthcare system
January 25, 2016

Listen to the compassionate
November 30, 2015

Poet sentenced to death for apostasy in Saudi Arabia
November 27, 2015

Humanist veterans call for inclusive Remembrance Day ceremonies
November 20, 2015

BCHA joins statement calling on Canadian government to aid Bangladeshi secularists
November 16, 2015

Humanists call on BC Health Minister to adopt assisted dying recommendations
November 03, 2015

Make Canada a safe haven for persecuted Bangladeshi Humanists
November 02, 2015

BC Humanist Association response to assisted dying consultations
September 10, 2015

Recognizing lawyers from TWU legitimizes discrimination
August 31, 2015

British Columbians join bloggers, free speech campaigners, humanist associations, religious and ex-Muslim groups to protest Bangladeshi blogger murders
August 18, 2015

BC Humanist Response to Climate Leadership Plan
August 11, 2015

Religious advertising continues in Abbotsford schools
July 06, 2015

FOI request reveals Bible distribution officially ended in Chilliwack schools
April 28, 2015

Let Margot Bentley Die With Dignity
July 15, 2013

Humanists oppose Kamloops pro-life banner
October 10, 2012

Rescind anti-choice proclamation
September 07, 2012


The following books have been published or republished with permission by the BC Humanist Association. See each book for specific copyright information. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the BCHA or the Board of Directors.

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