Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 25-Aug-2018 to 31-Aug-2018.
The final award in the 2018 Canadian Atheist Awards is “Person of the year”. This award goes to the person who had greatest positive impact in Canadian secularism, humanism, atheism and freethought in 2017.
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “Most Canadians respect religion, believe it is relevant and think it benefits society, according to a new Angus Reid Institute poll. But despite those positive findings, religious freedom expert Andrew Bennett is worried about Canada’s acceptance of religion and religious diversity. “My fear is that increasingly the public square is becoming… Read more »
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “Canadians are divided over whether religious diversity is healthy for the country, but they consider Islam in particular to be a negative force, a new poll has found. In the survey, conducted the same week Quebec adopted a law prohibiting niqab-wearing women from receiving government services, 26 per cent of… Read more »
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “FREDERICTON — Governor General Julie Payette, who faced criticism for a speech last week that some said mocked people of faith, praised Canada’s tolerance and freedom of religion Tuesday. She told the New Brunswick legislature that Canada is in a fortunate position to be able to make a difference, because… Read more »