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Community Events of Interest to Humanists and atheists

March –  Guest Lectures on Evolution

Evolutionary biologist Dr. Douglas Futuyma will be visiting and speaking at the University of Winnipeg on March 30th and 31st. Don’t miss this chance to hear him talk about why evolution is the most important theory in biology, and the evolution of insects. Click here for the event poster and details.

 

For more Community Events, click here. For HAAM events, click the Events tab at the top of the page or see the list in the right sidebar.

Calls to Action

Demand that Canada’s Blasphemy Law be Repealed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30, 2017, Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould indicated that the blasphemy law would be reviewed along with other outdated laws as part of a broad review of the justice system.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.

Stand Up for Sexual Health and Reproductive Choice Worldwide

HAAM has joined the many Canadian organizations who signed a Joint Statement voicing their opposition to the Global Gag Rule imposed by the Trump administration on NGO’s providing health care overseas. Read that Joint Statement here, and more info here.

Add your own voice of opposition! Please write to your MP. Click here for a template letter.

 

Charity of the Month

In March we will be supporting the Rainbow Resource Centre.

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

HAAM Takes on Apologetics – Part 2 (3/6/2017) - If you missed Part 1, go back and start there first. Welcome to Christian Apologetics Fellow HAAM member Tony Governo and I were invited to the recent apologetics conference held at Riverwood Church after being interviewed in preparation for it. The title of the conference was “(Un)Apologetic” and its sub heading was “Rational, Gracious, True.” […]
HAAM Takes On Apologetics – Part 1 (1/30/2017) - Invitation to an Apologetics Conference HAAM was recently contacted by Pastor Dennis Maione of the Riverwood Church Community. He was looking to interview Humanists/atheists with the idea of coming to a better understanding of what we believe, and exposing his fellow Christians to ideas that may be foreign to them. Or, as he put it in his […]
Event Review: God and the Galaxies – a Jesuit perspective from the Vatican Observatory (12/3/2016) - Jesuit priest and astronomer Dr. Richard D’Souza recently presented this lecture at St Paul’s College. Rick Dondo attended it, hoping to be treated to images of the night sky and some scientific explanations of them. That turned out to be hardly the case, but the evening was interesting nonetheless. If you’re curious about how religious scientists […]

 

 

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Upcoming Events
  1. Prairie Infidel Film Fest 2017

    April 1 @ 2:45 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. Dying and Rising Gods before Jesus

    April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Solar Energy 101

    May 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. 2017 Summer Solstice Party and BBQ

    June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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