Indian Residential School Narratives and Media Complicity

I am sure you will find my article on Dr. Peter Bryce and the Indian Residential Schools at the beginning of the 20th century interesting and informative. The article demonstrates why we need a magazine like Humanist Perspectives to publish that which the establishment media is afraid to touch. Here is the link: Did the […]

The coronavirus and freedom of expression

The following letter from a Vancouver lawyer representing a nurse facing discipline after speaking publically about regulations under the public health mandate to fight Sars-Cov-2 was discussed among members of the NEP board. We affirm the right to freedom of speech and assembly, and no employee should face discipline for voicing views contrary to those […]

Our collective call to include the non-religious in the Special Humanitarian Assistance Program for Afghan nationals

Statement to Address Discriminatory Oversight in Canadian Special Humanitarian Assistance Program for Afghan Nationals October 4th, 2021 The tenuous and dangerous living circumstances in Afghanistan following the nation’s fall to the Taliban are dire for many of its citizens, especially atheists and other apostates. Humanist, atheist, and agnostic organizations in Canada represent a diverse group […]

President of NEP interviewed by Humanist Freedoms

DISCUSSION: LAUNCH OF “THE NEW ENLIGHTENMENT PROJECT” OCTOBER 7, 2021 HUMANISTFREEDOMS In our search for interesting, challenging and critical perspectives on contemporary humanism, we occasionally find organizations and activities that we think humanistfreedoms.com readers may enjoy. The “New Enlightenment Project” caught our eye (particularly the blog section of the organization’s website which features a growing library of articles and […]

The Evolution of Aboriginal Spirituality

One of the issues with which we have been grappling in the Aboriginal Circle has been that of spirituality and what that means from a humanist lens. One of our members is a traditional pipe carrier who has considered given up his pipe because ceremonies involve prayers to a god-figure called the Creator. My own […]

The Woke cancelled her article, now they want to cancel her

Welcome to Canada Shahdin Farsai! Farsai, a practicing lawyer since 2016, wrote a short, innocuous article suggesting recent British Columbia court directives asking for people’s gender pronouns amounted to compelled speech, endangered privacy rights and could prejudice the court in certain cases. The article was accepted for publication in the BC law magazine, The Advocate, […]