Seeking educators and parents for a survey

The Religion and Diversity Project is a government-funded research initiative studying religious diversity in Canada. They’re putting out a request for Canadian public school educators and parents of children in public elementary or secondary school to fill out a research survey about what they think students should learn about religion, beliefs and world views in Canadian public schools. Continue reading

Secularism and bigotry confused once again in student prayer debate

There’s been a dispute roiling in the Peel District School Board over prayer in the public schools… but not the school prayer dispute we’re used to. Usually when the topic of prayer in public schools comes up, the standard secularist line is that the students are free to pray all … Continue reading

Weekly Update: to

Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 7-Jan-2017 to 13-Jan-2017.

Organ donation and presumed consent

A small but important law changed in France on January 1st. Prior to 2017, deceased persons were assumed to have opted out of organ donation. Now, unless they have registered against it, everyone is presumed to have opted in.

Alberta settles with Christian homeschooling fraudsters

The dust-up between Alberta Education and the Trinity Christian School Association has been settled, but it’s hard to get enthused about how.

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