Affiliated Organizations

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International Humanist and Ethical Union – IHEU

IHEU is the global representative body of the humanist movement, uniting a diversity of non-religious organizations and individuals.

5 Major Campaigns Freedom of Thought, Conscience, Religion or Belief; Abolition of blasphemy and apostasy laws; Against persecution based on religion or belief; Recognition and respect for human rights; and for a Humanist approach to social issues

Representation on international bodies Lobbying for Humanist values at the UN Human Rights Council UN appoints new Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief 2016-07-04 UN passes historic resolution calling for Independent Expert on LGBTI rights 2016-07-01 UN must “recognize the pernicious nature and illegal status of blasphemy laws” says IHEU 2016-06-29

Other Endeavors: Condemns persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar 2016-07-04 Produced the “Freedom Of Thought Report” 2015 Find out which countries are safe for atheists to travel.  The IHEU web site also has a news service for Humanist world issues and events.

Humanist Canada–HC HC is a member organization of the IHEU. The VSHA is affiliating with HC – all VSHA members will have an HC membership for one year.

Survey: A Humanist Response to the Report of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission – complete the survey.

Sponsored Imagine No Religion 7 – Including guess speaker Richard Dawkins. Toronto June 2-4 2017

Secular Connexion Séculière – SCS Advocate for an O Canada for everyone Advocate for removal of Section 296 from CCoC and Section 319-3b from CCoC (blasphemy law). Sign on here.

Submission to Joint Committee on Physician Assisted Dying Hosting a weekly Humanist radio show broadcast on CKMS Waterloo Community Radio at 100.3 fm and streaming live on on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET.

British Columbia Humanist Association – BCHA

International human rights

Foundation Beyond Belief -FBB Mission: to unite the humanist community in volunteer and charitable efforts, and to advocate for compassionate action throughout the world. Humanist Service Corps: The Humanist Service Corps (HSC) is an international volunteering program guided by the principles of secular humanism. Its mission is to support and strengthen local, well-established nonprofits by working with them on poverty alleviation, healthcare access, women’s empowerment, education, environmental sustainability and human rights projects. Humanist Disaster Recovery Drive to raise funds for the recovery effort after the flooding in Louisiana Links to development projects world-wide.

American Humanist Association – AHA Supports local US Chapters

Launched the Black Humanist Alliance, an adjunct organization that will promote racial justice also relaunching its women’s rights adjunct, the Feminist Humanist Alliance, and its LGBTQ adjunct, the LGBTQ Humanist Alliance 

Center For Inquiry -CFI Based in Amherst, New York CFI has 16 State branches in the USA, and 20 International Branches.
CFI Canada / CFI Vancouver Ongoing campaigns: Consumer education and advocacy The right to physician-assisted death Lobbying against blasphemy law

Note: the VSHA only supports selected CFI goals.

Other local groups: Comox Valley Humanists – Comox and Campbell River (no website) Email: The Vancouver Island Atheists (Facebook)

Related links

Skeptic – similar to CFI and publishes “Skeptic” magazine

United Coalition of Reason (U.S.A.) Coordinating local chapters working to promote nontheism EvolveFish – Humanist/Atheist paraphernalia – buttons, t-shirts, etc.