Charlottesville to Kuala Lumpur

The International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organisation (IHEYO) stands in solidarity with the International Humanist and Ethical Union and the American Humanist Association against the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville.   IHEYO also stands in solidarity with the Kuala Lumpur consulate for the Atheist Republic. In light of the calls … Continue reading

BC health facility amalgamation would mean $20M gift to Catholic Church, no access to assisted dying

Looks like a couple of years ago there was concern that the only hospice in the region covered by Vancouver Island’s Comox Valley facility was Catholic-run, and so would not provide medically-assisted dying. There was going to be funding made available for 2 new hospice beds and it wasn’t clear … Continue reading

Is Catholic palliative care irreplaceable?

Martin Regg Cohn’s column in Saturday’s Toronto Star is headlined (in the print version) “Assisted death can’t be forced on doctors of faith.” He starts the piece by expressing sympathy for doctors who “entered the medical profession to save lives, not to take them,” then states the obvious point that a doctor’s … Continue reading

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