Vancouver Humanists

We have been holding meetings in Vancouver since 1984 and are currently meeting every Sunday at the Oakridge Seniors Centre at 10:00 AM (click here for directions). We also hold a monthly book club on the first Tuesday of the month. Read about some of our past book clubs here.

You can also find all of our upcoming meetings in Vancouver on Meetup.

  • Sunday, October 04, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    ONLINE in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    WELCOME TO A SUNDAY OF LEARNING AND DISCOURSE!

    You are invited to attend the Sunday Meeting Online to view and discuss a diverse selection of videos and how they relate to humanist values, perspectives, and practices.

    The videos are watched via a Zoom shared screen.

    You can join the Zoom meeting at:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87473322628

    If you would like to receive the Sunday program, please send your email address (unless you already have) to Jake at jakejake1945@gmail.com

    "Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspires to the greater good of humanity."

  • Tuesday, October 06, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Online

    Vancouver Book Club

    Too Dumb for Democracy?
    Why We Make Bad Political Decisions and How We Can Make Better Ones

    by David Moscrop
    Synopsis

    Bad decisions down to a science.
    D'oh-mocracy at its finest.
    Brexit. Trump. Ford Nation. In this timely book, David Moscrop asks why we make irrational political decisions and whether our stone-age brains can process democracy in the information age.
    In an era overshadowed by income inequality, environmental catastrophes, terrorism at home and abroad, and the decline of democracy, Moscrop argues that the political decision-making process has never been more important. In fact, our survival may depend on it.
    Drawing on both political science and psychology, Moscrop examines how our brains, our environment, the media, and institutions influence decision-making. Making good decisions is not impossible, Moscrop argues, but the psychological and political odds are sometimes stacked against us. In this readable and provocative investigation of our often-flawed decisions, Moscrop explains what's going wrong in today's political landscape and how individuals, societies, and institutions can work together to set things right.

    Please suggest books for upcoming months and invite anyone who may be interested.

    Most books are available at the Vancouver Public Library or local book stores or through the BC Humanist Association.

    For invitation to Bookclub Online, please contact Dan Hanna (dan_hanna@telus.net).

     

  • Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    ONLINE in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    WELCOME TO A SUNDAY OF LEARNING AND DISCOURSE!

    You are invited to attend the Sunday Meeting Online to view and discuss a diverse selection of videos and how they relate to humanist values, perspectives, and practices.

    The videos are watched via a Zoom shared screen.

    You can join the Zoom meeting at:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87473322628

    If you would like to receive the Sunday program, please send your email address (unless you already have) to Jake at jakejake1945@gmail.com

    "Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspires to the greater good of humanity."

  • Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    ONLINE in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    WELCOME TO A SUNDAY OF LEARNING AND DISCOURSE!

    You are invited to attend the Sunday Meeting Online to view and discuss a diverse selection of videos and how they relate to humanist values, perspectives, and practices.

    The videos are watched via a Zoom shared screen.

    You can join the Zoom meeting at:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87473322628

    If you would like to receive the Sunday program, please send your email address (unless you already have) to Jake at jakejake1945@gmail.com

    "Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspires to the greater good of humanity."

  • Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    ONLINE in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    WELCOME TO A SUNDAY OF LEARNING AND DISCOURSE!

    You are invited to attend the Sunday Meeting Online to view and discuss a diverse selection of videos and how they relate to humanist values, perspectives, and practices.

    The videos are watched via a Zoom shared screen.

    You can join the Zoom meeting at:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87473322628

    If you would like to receive the Sunday program, please send your email address (unless you already have) to Jake at jakejake1945@gmail.com

    "Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspires to the greater good of humanity."

  • Sunday, November 01, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    ONLINE in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    WELCOME TO A SUNDAY OF LEARNING AND DISCOURSE!

    You are invited to attend the Sunday Meeting Online to view and discuss a diverse selection of videos and how they relate to humanist values, perspectives, and practices.

    The videos are watched via a Zoom shared screen.

    You can join the Zoom meeting at:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87473322628

    If you would like to receive the Sunday program, please send your email address (unless you already have) to Jake at jakejake1945@gmail.com

    "Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspires to the greater good of humanity."

  • Tuesday, November 03, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online

    Vancouver Book Club

    THE DEFICIT MYTH: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy

    by Stephanie Kelton   (272 pages)

    New York Times Bestseller
    The leading thinker and most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory -- the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades -- delivers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society.


    Stephanie Kelton's brilliant exploration of modern monetary theory (MMT) dramatically changes our understanding of how we can best deal with crucial issues ranging from poverty and inequality to creating jobs, expanding health care coverage, climate change, and building resilient infrastructure. Any ambitious proposal, however, inevitably runs into the buzz saw of how to find the money to pay for it, rooted in myths about deficits that are hobbling us as a country.

    Kelton busts through the myths that prevent us from taking action: that the federal government should budget like a household, that deficits will harm the next generation, crowd out private investment, and undermine long-term growth, and that entitlements are propelling us toward a grave fiscal crisis.

    MMT, as Kelton shows, shifts the terrain from narrow budgetary questions to one of broader economic and social benefits. With its important new ways of understanding money, taxes, and the critical role of deficit spending, MMT redefines how to responsibly use our resources so that we can maximize our potential as a society. MMT gives us the power to imagine a new politics and a new economy and move from a narrative of scarcity to one of opportunity.

    Please suggest books for upcoming months and invite anyone who may be interested.

    Most books are available at the Vancouver Public Library or local book stores.

    For invitation to Bookclub Online, please contact Kirsten (kirstenebrawn@gmail.com).

     

  • Sunday, November 08, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    ONLINE in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    WELCOME TO A SUNDAY OF LEARNING AND DISCOURSE!

    You are invited to attend the Sunday Meeting Online to view and discuss a diverse selection of videos and how they relate to humanist values, perspectives, and practices.

    The videos are watched via a Zoom shared screen.

    You can join the Zoom meeting at:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87473322628

    If you would like to receive the Sunday program, please send your email address (unless you already have) to Jake at jakejake1945@gmail.com

    "Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspires to the greater good of humanity."

  • Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    ONLINE in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    WELCOME TO A SUNDAY OF LEARNING AND DISCOURSE!

    You are invited to attend the Sunday Meeting Online to view and discuss a diverse selection of videos and how they relate to humanist values, perspectives, and practices.

    The videos are watched via a Zoom shared screen.

    You can join the Zoom meeting at:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87473322628

    If you would like to receive the Sunday program, please send your email address (unless you already have) to Jake at jakejake1945@gmail.com

    "Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspires to the greater good of humanity."

  • Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    ONLINE in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    WELCOME TO A SUNDAY OF LEARNING AND DISCOURSE!

    You are invited to attend the Sunday Meeting Online to view and discuss a diverse selection of videos and how they relate to humanist values, perspectives, and practices.

    The videos are watched via a Zoom shared screen.

    You can join the Zoom meeting at:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87473322628

    If you would like to receive the Sunday program, please send your email address (unless you already have) to Jake at jakejake1945@gmail.com

    "Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspires to the greater good of humanity."


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