Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 15-Oct-2016 to 21-Oct-2016.
The photo above accompanies the CTV News article “Alberta School Boards Block Debate, Vote on LGBTQ Motion at Meeting.” The caption below the photo reads An empty classroom is seen in this undated CTV file photo. On Monday, the Alberta School Board Association met to debate or vote “on a … Continue reading
Guest post by billybob Many years ago in Ontario, when people went to a bar, there were two doors one for men and one for women. No more do you see the repugnant signs separating the sexes. Times have changed but not always for the better. A Canadian Atheist post … Continue reading
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
The defining feature of the atheist movement over the last two or three years may be its focus on issues of diversity, privilege, and social equality within the movement itself. The discussion hasn’t always been pretty; indeed, even mentioning the issues will often draw eye rolls or outright ire. Thus … Continue reading
Life in a liberal democracy is never as fair as you’d expect it to be. Case in point is the latest deference to religion in favour of violating the principle of gender equality. According to CBC, on Monday, July 28, Pearson International Airport’s Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) granted the … Continue reading