Category Archives: Rights and social justice

Posts about human rights or social justice issues, both in Canada and worldwide.

Ask HRW (Israel and Palestine) 3 – November-December: Deportation from Tel Aviv, Israel for Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine Director

by | December 25, 2019

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Omar Shakir, J.D. works as the Israel and Palestine Director for Human Rights Watch. He investigates a variety of human rights abuses within Occupied Palestinian Territory (Gaza and the West Bank) and Israel. He earned a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University, an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University’s School… Read more »

Press Release: Atheists Release Report Highlighting the Discriminatory Practice of Prayer in the BC Legislature

by | September 17, 2019

By British Columbia Humanist Association (Vancouver, BC) — Today, BC Humanist Association (BCHA) released a groundbreaking report entitled “House of Prayer: An Analysis of Prayers in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, 2003-2019.” The report details the discriminatory and exclusionary nature of prayer in the BC Legislature, and is part of a broader effort by… Read more »

Microfinancing African Secularism

by | August 10, 2019

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen The Brighter Brains Institute or Humanists Global based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, California in the United States of America wants to assist with the development of the atheist community within various African nation-states. This is through microfinancing. Microfinancing or the gifting of microfunds does not remain a new… Read more »