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NEWS & EVENTS
Spring Conference: Celebrating Reason
Join CFIC on May 8 for our Celebrating Reason conference. Speakers and topics include:
Andy Thompson: Why We Believe in God(s)
Michael Wong: Science and Star Trek
Losing Our Religion (panel discussion)
Free Speech: A Cost Benefit Analysis (panel discussion)
Pay what you can. Tickets available through
Update From Omer
Omer remains in lockdown in Nepal during the COVID-19 outbreak. Significant health issues have compounded his situation.
Volunteer Opportunity: Toronto Branch Manager
CFIC is looking for a volunteer to fill the role of Toronto Branch Manager. More details
May is Membership Month
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Read more about our free book offer
Missed an Event? Check Online!
CFIC has been adding recordings of our events to our national
ewest additions include:
Secularism in Canada
Basic Income for Canadians
CFIC is committed to asking difficult questions, which can include talks on controversial subjects. Hosting a speaker does not imply agreement with their views.
The Disease of Loneliness
The UK and Japan have each created a Ministry of Loneliness, based on research that has identified isolation as an overall health concern.
SECULARISM & HUMAN RIGHTS
Parliamentary Petition to Include Atheist Refugee Claimants in the Less Complex Claims Policy
Thanks to all who signed! The petition received sufficient support. It will be presented to Parliament. Stay tuned for updates.
CFIC Publishes First Two Reports in Cost of Religion Series
An introduction to CFIC’s analyses of the financial cost of religion to society.
Muslimish: Iran, Muslim-Minority Nation
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Examining a surprising survey about religion among Iranians.
In the Chinese province of Xinjiang, a largely Muslim ethnic group faces human rights violations.
Quebec Superior Court Rules (Mostly) In Favour of Bill 21
An exploration of the implications of this month’s ruling on Bill 21.
Keith’s Conundrums: Existential Quantifiers
Answers from last month, and a puzzle about existential quantifiers.
MAY DATES OF INTEREST
May 1 is
National Physicians’ Day
May 2 through 8 is
Emergency Preparedness Week
May the Fourth is
Star Wars Day
May 12 is
International Nurses Day
May 25 is
, celebrating Douglas Adams.
Asian Heritage Month
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