Tag: secularism

In the News: AAI’s John Richards Interviews David Rand, UPDATE

Interview: David Rand, Canada, John Richards, AAI Youtube channel, 2020-06-22. Previous video: In the News: AAI’s John Richards Interviews David Rand about Quebec Bill 21 Please donate to our Legal Fund: Legal Fund, Fundraising Campaign for our Court Intervention in

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Legal Fund

Fundraising Campaign for our Court Intervention in Support of Bill 21 avril 2020 We, Atheist Freethinkers, announce that we are making a formal request to Quebec Superior Court, to allow us to intervene in case 500-17-108353-197 initiated by Ichrak Nourel

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PRESS RELEASE, 2020-06-15

For immediate release LPA-AFT intervenes before the courts in support of Bill 21 Montreal, 15th June 2020 — Atheist Freethinkers (LPA-AFT), an association which promotes secularism and supports the rights of atheists, announces that it will be seeking permission to

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In the News: AAI’s John Richards Interviews David Rand about Quebec Bill 21

John Richards, Publications Director of Atheist Alliance International (AAI) and editor of AAI’s magazine Secular World, interviews David Rand, president of Atheist Freethinkers, about Quebec’s secularism law, Bill 21: Interview: David Rand, Canada, John Richards, AAI Youtube channel, 2020-05-02. Follow-up

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Blog 118: Now Confirmed: No Secular Movement in Canada Outside Quebec

David Rand 2020-04-16 Our Question Late last year (December 2019) we at AFT sent out a letter to a list of some 35 or 40 organizations in Canada outside Quebec (often referred to as RoC = Rest of Canada) asking

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Letter to Organizations in RoC about Bill 21: RESPONSES

2020-04-10 The following is a report of responses to our letter to various atheist, humanist, secularist or skeptic organizations in Canada outside Quebec, asking each about their position with respect to Quebec’s Bill 21. Summary of Responses Number of Organizations

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World Atheist Day 2020

23rd March 2020 This year, 2020, we are not organizing any particular event. The coronavirus crisis prevents us from doing so. While we wait for next year, here are a few links about this important day for us atheists. AFT

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AFT Brief submitted for Consultations on the ERC Program

Our organization Atheist Freethinkers has submitted a brief for the Consultations on the Ethics and Religious Culture (ERC) program of study. On this page we present an English translation of a few excerpts of the brief. You may consult the

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Blog 117: The Huge Lie of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Bar Association

David Rand 2020-02-26 As we all know, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has joined the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) in contesting Bill 21 (An Act respecting the laicity of the State) before the courts. Now given that

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2020-02-09: Webinar on Bill 21 For Humanist Canada

Quebec Bill 21: A modest but historic step forward for secularism Webinar for Humanist Canada, 2020-02-09 David Rand, President LPA-AFT and Spokesperson RPL 2020-02-24 The following is the text of a webinar presentation done by the author for Humanist Canada

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In the News: Council of Europe Rejects Religious Accommodation

Council of Europe rejects recommendation on reasonable accommodation, European Humanist Federation (EHF), 2020-01-29. Brussels, 29 January 2020 – The European Humanist Federation (EHF) welcomes the rejection of the recommendation on “The protection of freedom of religion or belief in the

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In the News: MLQ Intervenes in Court For Bill 21

Pro-Bill 21 group wins round in court challenge, Presse Canadienne, Montreal Gazette, 2020-01-09. A pro-secularism group has obtained leave from Quebec Superior Court to intervene in one of the legal challenges to Bill 21, Quebec’s secularism legislation. The Mouvement laïque

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