Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 17-Sep-2016 to 23-Sep-2016.
I’ve been wanting to set up recurring updates about topics of interest to Canadian atheists for years now. I was quite enthused when Secular Lynx started doing it a year or so back. But Secular Lynx seems to have died, so I thought it was finally time to step up.
It appears to be a requirement for the chair of Toronto’s Catholic District School Board to be able to say a whole lot of nothing. If this is the case, then Angela Kennedy, the new chair of the TCDSB, has met and exceeded that requirement. CBC News, Toronto reports, “Angela … Continue reading
The news in the National Post article, “Former Catholic School Student’s Complaints of Homophobia Settled Just Before Human Rights Hearing,” is unsettling. Christopher Karas is the former Catholic high school student who was set to appear before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Wednesday with allegations of homophobia and discrimination at his … Continue reading
Canadian Atheist readers may recall Christopher Karas from CFI Canada’s ThinkAgain TV interview or from media and blog coverage of his work to challenge his Catholic School Board over his rights as a student. Christopher has informed me that his court appearances start today. You can learn more about Christopher’s work at … Continue reading
In an article in the Calgary Herald, Dr. Kristopher Wells says, The research is clear: Gay-Straight Alliances can be a lifeline for many students at-risk for depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide. Currently, GSAs exist in over 90 public schools across Alberta. However, not a single GSA exists in … Continue reading