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October 24, 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.

Catholic students earning volunteer hours for anti-abortion activities; Premier Kathleen Wynne says it was “never the intention” that such activities would count toward high school students’ 40 hours of community service.

Jehovah’s Witnesses sued in Canada for history of sex abuse cover-up; Current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses in Canada have filed a $66 million class-action lawsuit against the religion’s leadership claiming that its policies protect members who sexually abuse children.

Witches are still hunted in India—and blinded and beaten and killedMost at risk are those who are low-caste or own land that others covet

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

  • Nov. 1st 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.
  • Nov. 5th, Toronto: CFIC T.O. Atheists & Friends Sunday Meetup. CFIC Toronto Atheists & Friends Sunday Meetup is a fun discussion group focusing on a range of topics within the realm of atheism. They’re open to the public and everyone is welcome to join in!
  • Nov. 10th, Toronto: CFIC T.O.’s Nyrd NiteWe all love exercising our minds- whether we’re reading, attending lectures or watching the latest NOVA documentary. But sometimes we just want to hangout and talk about those nerdy things, this is a relaxed discussion group where a nerdy topic may be set or we will just talk about what ever is on our minds like the latest scientific discovery, that real cool documentary you just watched, or the finer points of how history is repeating itself.
  • 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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Why Do Smart People Do Foolish Things?

(Intelligence is not the same as critical thinking and the difference matters)

What Do Atheists Hope For?

 

Calendar of upcoming scientific conferences

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CALLING ALL NON-BELIEVERS . . . COME OUT OF THE CLOSET!

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A history of global living conditions in 5 charts

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Online Tools for Skeptical Fact Checking

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In the long run, it is better to understand the way the world really is rather than how we would like it to be- Michael Shermer

Critical Links is published every Tuesday And Friday

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