AFT Bulletin, 2022-05-09

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On-line Talk, Saturday 14th May 2022, 2–4 pm (Montreal time)

David Rand will discuss the history, meaning and consequences of the highly tendentious term “Islamophobia.” His talk is a translation and update of his talk given in French in April 2021.

Free for paid-up members of AFT. All others are requested to make a donation (suggested amount: $5 or $10).

The Zoom link will be available to registrants on the registration page shortly before the event.

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Seeking Volunteers!

We are looking for members willing to volunteer for several committees, taking on various tasks for AFT. For further information, see the announcement in the members forum.

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Four Good Causes

For Bill 21 and for the reunification of the Badawi family.

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Press Release, 2022-05-02

AFT opposes Trudeau government’s “Action Plan on Combatting Hate”

The government must:

— Repeal the religious exception 319(3)b) in existing legislation.

— Stop blurring the distinctions between emotions and actions and between race and religion.

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Blog 138: Three Inconvenient Facts about Secularism

David Rand

There are three important facts which need to be faced if we are to make serious progress towards secularism.

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Blog 137: Religion and Oppression of Women

Pierre Marchand

“It seems that the more religious a country is, the more women are oppressed.”

“What about female genital mutilations such as excision and infibulation still practised in many countries, encouraged although not required by Islam, the aim being to diminish women’s sexual enjoyment so that they remain virgins until married and stay faithful thereafter.”

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In the News: Quebec Group and Torontonian Sue Toronto to Stop Misuse of Funds to Oppose Bill 21

“We of Atheist Freethinkers salute this excellent initiative to put and end to interference by the City of Toronto (as well as by other municipalities) outside their jurisdiction. English Canada’s antisecular obsession, i.e. its fanatical opposition to Bill 21, constitutes cultural imperialism against Quebec.”

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