Best wishes for 2024!
Thank you to everyone who donated to our year-end campaign! You have helped us exceed our lofty goal of $30,000! This will allow us to carry on promoting science, secularism, and critical thinking in 2024. While the change in year is simply the turning of a page on a calendar, it also is an opportunity to look back on our activities of the past year and to shore up plans for the coming year.
Last year we were pleased to bring you 12 editions of Critical Links and 24 podcasts. We also held a joint virtual conference, “When Religious Leaders Become Atheists.” And members of many of our branches resumed in-person meetings. In Ontario, we also continued to pressure the government to stop publicly funding religious education.
We have big plans for 2024. We will be conducting research into the needs of non-religious inmates and will see our petition for one public secular school system presented in the Ontario legislature. Of course, we will continue to bring you news and viewpoints through Critical Links and Podcast for Inquiry. And we will continue to expand our growing library of critical thinking resources. Other projects that will be shepherded along include the public funding of religious hospitals; the misleading question about religion on the long-form census and the Advancement of Religion as a charitable purpose.
Your financial support allows us to carry on and tackle some big issues. But it is our members’ ideas that launch us in new and exciting directions. Do you have a project that warrants attention? And a little energy to move it forward? Tell us about it. Perhaps we can do even more!
Thank you for your support in making 2023 a great year for CFIC and stay tuned for more.