In the latest “Teaching the Controversy” video from Centre for Inquiry, Toronto volunteer Justin Godderis interviews Rene Chouinard from Niagara, Ontario about Gideon Bible Distribution and Human Rights.
The Cave Painter by Don Hannah, starring Jenny Munday, is a powerful one-person show which explores love, loss, aging, art, and religion. This Blue Munday Productions and Eastern Front co-production runs March 10-15, 2015 in Neptune’s Scotiabank Studio Theatre. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. According to show organizers, The Cave … Continue reading
The second Chesterton Debate entitled “God’s Politics: A Debate on Religion’s Role in Public Life” lived up to its promise to “provide a forum for respectful and substantive discussion of contentious issues relevant in today’s world.” Leslie Rosenblood, founding member and policy adviser for Canadian Secular Alliance, and Iain Benson, … Continue reading
Recently, I was interested to learn about Stand Alone, a UK charity devoted to the issue of estrangement. On the Stand Alone website, they state: We support people who are estranged from their family or children. Our primary objective is to break down the stigma around estrangement and support estranged … Continue reading
The best article I’ve read so far about the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, ISIS or Daesh, is a long but very worthwhile piece by Graeme Wood in The Atlantic. Wood not only delved into the State’s public pronouncements but also spoke to Bernard Haykel, a Princeton academic who … Continue reading
goals A Danish translation of the best early J&M strips was launched last week. The first printing sold out within days, and there’s a second run coming out on 3 March. Pre-order your copy here.
Today, Atheist Freethinkers published a press release explaining why the media should publish the controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoons: For immediate release News Media Have a Duty to Publish Controversial Cartoons Montreal, February 24th 2015 — Atheist Freethinkers (LPA-AFT), an association which promotes secularism and supports the rights of atheists, denounces … Continue reading
The Mental Health Commission of Canada has issued an Executive Summary report under the title Taking the Next Steps Forward: Building A Responsive Mental Health and Addictions System for Emerging Adults. It’s not unusual to see these kinds of reports floated by various government arms in advance of an election. Sometimes they … Continue reading
Did you know that the transition council for the Ontario College of Homeopathy has requested proclamation of the Homeopathy Act to take place on April 1, 2015? In other words, a new regulatory validation of homeopathy is likely to be in effect this year in Ontario. I like governance structures and … Continue reading
Queen’s University has investigated a claim of dubious science teaching and taken swift and appropriate action. Melody Torcolacci, an adjunct professor with the school of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University, faced criticism recently when students complained about an anti-vaccination message in her course material. According to CTV News, one … Continue reading