Reason For Change
Reason for Change is CFI (US) annual conference devoted to science and secularism. In 2015, CFI Canada volunteers, members joined the formal panels, attended the lectures, enthusiastically participated in hallway chats and generally made it known that CFI Canada is an energized and enthusiastic community devoted to science and secularism.
Indeed, throughout the conference, it was clear that Canadians are an important force for reason and for change!
CFI Canada with Richard Dawkins
One of the conference lecturers was eminent secularist and scientist, Richard Dawkins. We caught up with Professor Dawkins and filled him in on our experience of offering his Magic of Reality to schools in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Professor Dawkins took a few moments out from his book-signing to stand in solidarity and pride with CFIC volunteers and members.
Supporting Secularist Bloggers
CFI Canada has been very concerned with issues of religious bigotry and violence around the world. From the attacks on Charlie Hebdo to recent murders of secular bloggers in Bangladesh, the world has observed some of the most clear examples of the harms and threats offered by religion. At the conference, CFI Canada spent time connecting with other concerned secularists and hearing directly from a Bangladeshi blogger. We will have more news to share on our work to provide assistance to atheist refugees and to oppose blasphemy laws around the world.
Leading and Speaking For Change
Reason for Change is a very appropriate title for a conference devoted to secularists. Change and progress is required within the humanist movement as much as it is necessary for humanists, atheists, skeptics and agnostics to work together for change in society. Eric Adraiaans, CFI Canada’s National Executive Director participated in a panel discussion on the Humanist Movement’s approach to social justice issues and actions.
People familiar with CFI recognize the organization(s) as a leading community for science AND secularism. We are the “big tent” organization promoting skepticism, reason, free thinking, evidence, freedom of speech, atheism, humanism, agnosticism,, science, critical thinking and secularism. Promotion of evidence-based practices in all aspects of life is an essential role in Canada. Pseudoscience continues to encroach on Canadian healthcare and educational systems.
Science and evidence-based practices offer opportunities to achieve real, verifiable and measurable benefits to people and science continues to be an essential focus of CFI Canada’s mandate.
Pictured below is Eugenie Scott wearing a CFI Canada name-tag during her presentation at the 2015 Reason For Change Conference.
- CFIC Goes to Reason Rally 2016
- CFI Canada: Setting Our Agenda
- CFIC Remembers Our Friends
- CFIC Prince Edward Island
- Congratulations to CFI (US) on Leadership Transition
- Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Year-End Perspective For 2015/2016
- Getting Involved!
- University of Toronto Scarborough
- CFIC Implores the Canadian Government To Help Tareq Rahim
- Montreal Pride
- Saskatchewan Wants a Secular Government
- CFIC’s Darwin Day Headquarters
- CFIC Condemns Ongoing Faith-Based Murders in Bangladesh
- CFI Halifax
- Muti: Traditional Medicine Practice in Africa
- Paris, November 2015
- Chilliwack: Rejects Dawkins’ The Magic of Reality
- CFI On Pseudo-Science and Religion in Healthcare
- Canada’s 42nd Election: Secularism and Science
- Extraordinary Claims Website
- Kids For Inquiry Canada
- Saskatchewan Burlesque Controversy
- Joint Statement Condemning Bangladesh Government
- 17 Organizations Issue Joint Statement to PM Trudeau
- CFI Canada Applauds the Norwegian Government
- CFIC Discusses Bangladesh with UNHCR and ORF
- Bangladesh: Protection For Secular Human Rights and Atheist Bloggers
- Parliamentary E-Petition Opposing Canada’s Blasphemy Law
- York University
- City of Ottawa’s Hijab Day
- United Way, Employee Giving and Centre For inquiry Canada
- Pseudo-Science: Inquiries into the Incursion of Pseudo-science into Health Services Education
- Consumer Education and Advocacy
- A Brief History of Secularism in Canada
- John Hofsess: Humanist Perspectives
- Dangerous Dilutions
- Ashu Solo vs City of Saskatoon and Randy Donauer
- Canada’s New Parliamentary E-Petition System
- C-14 Passed
- Keeping Religion out of Schools in Alberta
- Thermal Imaging for Breast Cancer Not Approved in Canada
- Living Without Religion – Overcoming Isolation
- Brussels March 2016
- Physician Assisted Dying: Use Science and Secular Values – Not Dogma
- 2016 Fundraising Campaign
- Brad Wall’s Christmas Message: Should Saskatchewan Secularists Complain?
- CFI Canada Discourse #3: Telepathy Proved !?
- Institute of Holistic Nutrition
- Centre For Inquiry Canada Podcast
- End Blasphemy Laws Now!
- O! Canada
- Gifts in Kind at Centre For Inquiry Canada
- Science Over Naturopathy in Sentencing of David and Collet Stephan
- Skull Suture Manipulation on Children with Autism and/or ADHD
- Quebec’s Bill 59: A Hate Speech Bill
- ICABL Charter
- Celsius42 TCS (Tumour Cell Solution) Inquiry
- Planned Giving At Centre For Inquiry Canada
- Recollections of the Founding of CFI Canada