Community Events of Interest to Humanists and Atheists
Sunday, June 4th, Manitoba Legislature, festivities begin at 10 AM
For details on this and more upcoming non-HAAM events, visit our Community Events page.
For HAAM events, click the Events tab at the top of the page or see the list in the right sidebar.
Calls to Action
Stop Government Funding of ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centres’
Please help us stop government funding of anti-choice groups. Here is a sample letter that you can send to Manitoba government Ministers and the Leader of the Opposition.
Opinion aside, it’s just wrong for governments to fund organizations that oppose legal rights. Let’s make our voices heard!
Demand that Canada’s Blasphemy Law be Repealed
The crime of blasphemous libel (Criminal Code Section 296) is still on the books in Canada. It was the subject of a petition in 2016. In the government’s response to that petition, on January 30, 2017, Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould indicated that the blasphemy law would be reviewed along with other outdated laws as part of a broad review of the justice system.
Now that review is underway. Government Bill C-39, an act to repeal provisions and remove passages of the Criminal Code that have been ruled unconstitutional (‘zombie laws’), is currently before the House of Commons. It addresses such varied issues as duelling, abortion, practicing witchcraft, and water-skiing – but nothing about blasphemy. Why not?
The current “zombie law” bill may be the best opportunity to advance secular human rights Canadian secularists are likely to see. Don’t let it pass! Write to your Member of Parliament and demand the repeal of Canada’s blasphemy law.
Click here for a sample letter that you can use if you wish.
Charity of the Month
In May we will be supporting the Women’s Health Clinic.
More information about this charity is available in our monthly newsletter. Donations for the Charity of the Month will be accepted at any of our events. Tax receipts are available for donations over $10. If you would like to donate but cannot attend, you can do so via the ‘Donate’ button on this page. Please specify that the donation is for the Charity of the Month.
To view a list of our past charities, click here.
Recent News and Views
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