Justin Trottier, the founder of Centre for Inquiry Canada, is a board member for the Canadian Secular Alliance and a regular spokesperson on church-state separation, skeptical inquiry and fundamental freedoms like free speech. In December 2012, Trottier gave a talk entitled “Free Speech: The Foundation of Our Fundamental Freedoms” at Eschaton. The video of Trottier’s talk is now available from Atheism TV:
Secular Sobriety provides an alternative to the strongly religious approach of Alcoholics Anonymous. CFI Ottawa’s Secular Sobriety group has started a crowd funding project to raise money to pay for their meeting venue – to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit http://www.weeve.it/project/home/64 More about SOS Ottawa: SOS Ottawa has helped … Continue reading
An American pastor objected to the labels he spotted on some Bibles in a store. Caleb Kaltenbach, pastor of Discovery Church, came across the Bibles while shopping for a gift and tweeted the picture on Friday with the comment: “Costco has Bibles for sale under the genre of FICTION Hmmmm…” … Continue reading
The administration in publicly funded Catholic school boards in Ontario should heed the words of Jiddu Krishnamurti: “Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.” Now Krishnamurti peddled his own brand of woo, but he and the Ottawa Catholic School Board have a lot in common. The OCSB … Continue reading
logic2 An obscure oldie from 5 years back.
An excellent article on the Quebec “Values” Charter.
Is there some research out there that shows that Haligonians are especially influenced by bus-based advertising? I don’t know but ads on bus shelters and buses are again making headlines in Halifax. An anti-choice group called Signs for Life have bought a lot of ad space on bus shelters all … Continue reading
In Quebec we have politicians trying to use the word ‘secularism’ to rebrand their same-old-same-old party ideology, and elsewhere we have others trying to take the ‘science’ label for their own. “We have never taken a policy on any issue for which there is not a scientific basis,” Ms. May … Continue reading
CFI Toronto presents With God Loves Uganda, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Thanks to charismatic religious leaders and a well-financed campaign, these draconian new laws and … Continue reading
P Zed Myers was the featured speaker at the the Eschaton 2012 Night at the Museum Gala. The video of Myers presentation, “Chance in Evolution,” is available from Atheism TV: