Welcome to the Centre for Inquiry
Kelowna: May 16, 2018
With the advent of new technologies and new media, information is more plentiful than ever before. It is also easier than ever before for disinformation and propaganda to be widely circulated. Trying to navigate this maze of information can be a challenge. How can citizens distinguish between reliable information and fake news? Is censorship necessary to help combat modern disinformation campaigns? Or does our freedom to speak and read remain an essential part of any healthy, prosperous democracy?
Featured speaker: Dr Andrew Irvine, philosophy professor at UBCO.
More information at askuskelowna.ca/events/fake-news-new-media-freedom-read/
Toronto: Saturday June 2, 2018
There are too many lives in the balance these days. Whether wavering on the frantic edges of poverty, wrestling with the backlash of simply identifying one’s gender or sexuality, remaining in relationships that are toxic and abusive, or expressing one’s own thoughts within entrenched regimes, people around the world risk their lives because of where they are, who they are, who controls their lives and bodies, and what it is they believe.
Lives in the Balance was imagined as a conference that would bring people together to raise awareness of persecution related to beliefs while raising funds for refugees fleeing their own countries because their lives are imperiled for that same reason.
CFI Canada is your community for scientific, skeptical, secular, rational and humanistic inquiry.
They’ve got answers? We’ve got questions.