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e-382 (Blasphemous libel)

 

January 31, 2017. We are reporting today on the Federal Parliament's response to the electronic Petition filed on June 20 2016 that Humanist Canada participated in as an initial signatory regarding the removal of “Blasphemous Libel” from Canada’s criminal code.

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The 2015 Freedom of Thought Report

Published by the International Humanist and Ethical Union, London, U.K. (IHEU)
Released December 10 2015

Commentary from Humanist Canada Board of Directors

The 4th edition of a comprehensive, global report, detailing specific and systemic persecution against non-religious peoples has been released. Humanist Canada is proud to participate in the Canadian updates.

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Are there atheists in foxholes?

remembrance poppyThe expression is not a metaphor for facing reality, there is a very real origin.

If using a “fox hole” in combat does not scare us what will? The thought of inhabiting a ‘foxhole” or “DFP” (defensive fighting position) to engage in Warfare is, I hope, beyond most people’s imagination.

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Letter to Canadian Officials regarding Bangladesh Civil Rights

October 31, 2015

Dear Ambassador Bennett,

Please help us help!

Yesterday, we sent a letter to you in support of comprehensive documentation submitted by the Centre For Inquiry Canada regarding the "Persecution of Bangladesh Secularists by Religious Fundamentalists". Today, we find our organization, yet again, looking for progress in dealing with the transgressions of extremists in Bangladesh.

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A Humanist Response to the Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

truth reconciliationHumanist Canada welcomes the release of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. We agree that Canada's Indian Residential Schools represented a shameful chapter in the country's history that included forced religious proselytization; and we call on our government to join with the majority of the world's nations in signing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Humanist Canada Initiative for Affiliates

Dear Humanist Canada Members:

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am thrilled to announce a new Humanist Canada Initiative for our affiliates from coast to coast. 

Any members of affiliated associations may receive a complimentary membership for one full year!  This complimentary membership also includes future members of your local group. The membership offers all of the benefits and rights of a full Humanist Association of Canada membership.

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International Coalition Against Blasphemy Laws

iheuFriday, 30 January 2015. A new international campaign has been launched aimed at abolishing "blasphemy laws" worldwide. The End Blasphemy Laws campaign is thought to be the first campaign focusing solely on the issue of laws against "blasphemy" including "ridicule" and "insult" to religion or "hurting religious sentiments".

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