Non-Con 2015: Panel of Blasphemy

  David Rand (at podium) from Atheist Freethinkers was one of the participants in the Panel of Blasphemy at the Non-Conference in Kitchener on August 22. He was joined by Doug Thomas from Secular Connexion Séculaire, Eric Thomas from Humanist Canada and Christine Shellska from Atheist Alliance International. Rand has … Continue reading

Bangladesh’s Continuing Shame

Today, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) along with numerous other atheist, humanist, or secular organizations has released a statement on the death of Niloy Neel, the fourth atheist activist murdered in a year in Bangladesh: Niloy Chowdhury Neel, an online activist and secularist protester, has been found dead … Continue reading

Non-Conference: Focus on Blasphemy

Lawrence Krauss and I encourage you to attend Non-Con 2015. Ontario’s largest event for supporters of humanism, secularism, and atheism will take place in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada on August 22, 2015. The event will be fully catered with a buffet lunch and dinner on Saturday. There will an infinite supply … Continue reading

Chevalier de la Barre Day

Today most Canadians will be observing Canada Day. But July 1st is the anniversary of a tragic story in freethought history. Chevalier de la Barre Day is mostly observed by French freethinkers, but I think it’s a day we all need to remember, especially in a country that still has … Continue reading

Questions for Federal Candidates: Updated

Here is the updated list of questions to ask the federal candidates in your riding: Do you support the right to freedom from religion as well as the right to freedom of religion? Do you support secular governance, i.e. separation between religion and state? Do you support removing the phrase … Continue reading

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