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July 28th/2017

July 28, 2017
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CFI Canada’s mission is to provide education and training to the public in the application of skeptical, secular, rational and humanistic inquiry through conferences, symposia, lectures, published works and the maintenance of a library.

Justin Trudeau lands on the cover of Rolling Stone; The overall glowing story by writer Stephen Rodrick calls Trudeau “a progressive, rational, forward-thinking leader” who “overcame tragedy to become Canada’s prime minister.

Canada promotes recruitment of transgender troops as Donald Trump imposes military ban; Canadian Armed Forces tweet ‘Join us!’ after U.S. president announces plan for expulsion

An Ontario court has just affirmed that cultural norms that excuse violence have no place here; In a welcome ruling the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that “cultural differences” cannot be used to justify a lighter sentence in criminal cases

Women burn burqas and men shave beards to celebrate liberation from Isis in Syria; After liberation by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, a survivor cries: ‘May these clothes they forced us to wear be damned!’

Why religious people ‘cling’ to beliefs even when contradicted by evidence; Staunchly religious people’s minds are dominated by emotion over analytic thinking, a study has suggested

Upcoming Events

Every Saturday, the Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT) meets to discuss a topic decided upon the previous week. These are topics of Humanist interest, from a Humanist perspective. Meet our diverse group, trade perspectives in a free and open forum and learn from others as they learn from you! Feel free to join the discussion late and come to lunch if that suits your availability better Time slot: 11 am – 1 pm every Saturday Address: 519 Church St. Community Center

  • Aug 9th, Aug 23rd Toronto: CFIC T.O. – Living Without Religion. Every 2 weeks on Wednesday, a place for people to share their desire to throw away the burden of religious indoctrination and antiquated dogma.
  • July 30th, Toronto: What is Art? An Anthropological View. Meet and discuss a series of influential essays by Clifford Geertz, the preeminent American anthropologist of the post-war era, known for his fieldwork in Bali, Java, and Morocco.
  • CFI Ottawa Living without Religion; This support group meets on the every Sunday of each month, 12 noon, at the Fox and Feather Pub
  • Ottawa Secular Chat, where people can drop in and discuss current events, politics, philosophy, etc. from an atheist/agnostic/skeptic/humanist perspective. Secular Chat meets every Sunday at 1:00 PM at the Fox and Feather Pub on Elgin Street.Sunday afternoons
  • CFI Calgary Skeptics in The PubThis group meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Join us for drinks, discussion, and debate about all science and skeptical topics
  • OkanaganSecular Social. Now every second and fourth Monday of the month! Come to the pub and hang out with other skeptics and freethinkers. Mission Tap House and Grill, 3110 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna. If you don’t recognize anyone, look for the table with the CFI sign.

Did you know the best place to find out about CFI Calgary events is on Meetup.com? It’s free to join and you will never miss hearing about a local Calgary event. Join over 1000 Calgarians who use Meetup to hear about, RSVP and comment on our events.


 

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