Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 13-May-2017 to 19-May-2017.
The Vancouver Sun and other Canadian media report Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he isn’t planning for the moment to call Saudi Arabian authorities to ask that jailed blogger Raif Badawi be freed. Trudeau himself says “It’s not in my immediate plans.” “Raif Badawi has a family who are here … Continue reading
Ian Bushfield, humanist and secularist, is between countries and between jobs, but it is obvious his thoughts are with Canada and the BC Humanist Association. In anticipation of returning to Vancouver at the end of July and reassuming his role as executive director of BC Humanists, Bushfield has critiqued Humanist … Continue reading
Yesterday, Humanist Canada released its response to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report: A Humanist Response to the Report of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Humanist Canada welcomes the release of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. We agree that Canada’s Indian Residential Schools represented … Continue reading
The devastatingly horrible news has come for blogger Raif Badawi and his family that the Saudi supreme court has upheld the guilty verdict against him, and confirmed punishment of 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison, for the crime of “insulting Islam”. And yet, the Canadian government considers Saudi Arabia … Continue reading