Multiculturalists are mistaken about liberalism

By Sam Haroun, writer Le Devoir, May 31, 2022 They call themselves liberals, but they have an elastic idea of liberalism when it comes to freedom of religion, as if freedom of conscience, the matrix of all freedoms, is exercised differently depending on its field of application: freedom of expression, assembly, demonstration, etc., are subject […]

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 […]

ISLAMOPHOBIA

NOURISHING THE BREEDING GROUND OF POLITICAL ISLAM? NADIA EL-MABROUK, TAREK FATAH AND YASMINE MOHAMMED RESPECTIVELY AUTHOR OF NOTRE LAÏCITÉ, JOURNALIST AND PRESIDENT OF FREE HEARTS FREE MINDS In preparation for the National Summit on Islamophobia, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) released a series of recommendations that were reported in the media. As their […]

Québec: the Guy-Rocher Secularism Award

The Mouvement laïque québécois (MLQ) receives the Guy-Rocher Secularism Award!  The Minister responsible for Secularism and Parliamentary Reform, Mr. Simon Jolin-Barrette, paid tribute to the Mouvement laïque québécois by awarding it the very first Guy-Rocher Secularism Prize on May 16 at the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec in Montreal.  Here is the speech of the President […]

First, the Children!

Christian Rioux is a regular columnist at Le Devoir. «Do you believe in God? The question sometimes came from a little blond boy sitting in the back of the classroom. It could also come from a discreet and unassuming little girl sitting in the front row. How often has the teacher I am talking about […]