British Columbia Humanist Association Updates with Ian Bushfield, M.Sc.

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Ian Bushfield, M.Sc., is the Executive Director of the British Columbia Humanist Association (BCHA). Here we discuss updates since the AGM and during the first half of 2019. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let’s start today with the note of the AGM. What were the highlights of it? Ian … Continue reading

End of the Year BCHA Interview with Ian Bushfield

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End of the year interview with Ian Bushfield by Scott Douglas Jacobsen. Continue reading

Ian Bushfield, M.Sc., on Humanist Marriages in BC

Ian Bushfield, M.Sc., is the Executive Director of the British Columbia Humanist Association (BCHA). The BCHA has been working to have humanist marriages on the same plane as other marriages in the province. Here we talk about it. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did humanists not acquire legal equality for their … Continue reading

“Is Christianity or Secular Humanism a better foundation for human rights?”

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen  There was a recent conversation entitled “Is Christianity or Secular Humanism a better foundation for human rights?: A conversation Between a Christian and a Secular Humanist.” Steve Kim was the moderator of the conversation. Kim earned “a diploma in Worship Arts and a BA in Biblical Studies from … Continue reading

Conversation with Mark A. Gibbs – Managing Editor, Canadian Atheist

Mark A. Gibbs is the managing editor (my boss) and contributor to Canadian Atheist. He’s a big deal. Here we talk about him! Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Was there much religion in family upbringing? Mark A. Gibbs: My relationship with religion growing up was peculiar. Where I grew up, Christianity was the … Continue reading

Diversity in Canadian atheist conferences

A few weeks ago, Christopher Hassall and Ian Bushfield published “Increasing Diversity in Emerging Non-religious Communities” – perhaps the first peer-reviewed study of diversity within the atheist community. By looking at the speakers at 48 atheist and skeptic conferences between 2003 and 2014 and noting the proportion of speakers that … Continue reading

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