• ONLINE Living Without Religion - Hosted by CFIC Ottawa

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    Living without Religion (LWR) is a weekly peer support group for those who have left their religion, are considering leaving their religion, and/or are encountering challenges with friends, family, classmates or co-workers due to religious differences. If you're already comfortable leading a secular lifestyle, you can also come to offer emotional support or advice, or just to enjoy a sense of social community that religions often offer.

    Moderated by volunteers from the Ottawa Branch of Centre for Inquiry Canada (CFIC), LWR meets every Sunday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

    Please note that no one is here in a professional mental health capacity. We strive to be kind to each other, and as some attendees continue to hold faith in a deity or spiritual ideas, this is not a forum to challenge or convert anyone's current beliefs.

    If you would like to stay after LWR at 1:00 to informally discuss or debate atheism, skepticism, science, current events, and other topics of interest, including how we can maintain morality and ethics without religion, please RSVP to Secular Chat.

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    To join, log into Zoom:
    https://zoom.us/j/962762133?pwd=Zm1wYjVtcGR4UHp3cXpVQ3crSGV4Zz09

    Or call in:[masked] or[masked]
    Meeting ID[masked]#
    Participant ID 43530#

  • ONLINE Secular Community Network - Hosted by SCN Ottawa West

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    This will be an online meeting using Zoom. You can join with a computer, tablet, smartphone, or by phone (audio only). Information will be provided to those who RSVP

    Every Wednesday evening, the Secular Community Network of CFIC Ottawa will host lightly moderated informal discussions on topics of interest to freethinkers, humanists, and to others who are secular.

    Suggested topics:

    Religion/Philosophy/Atheism/Humanism
    How do you define Humanism? Do you consider yourself to be a Humanist?
    How do you define "secular"? Given your definition, what percentage of the Canadian population do you estimate as "secular"?

    How does one become a Freethinker? Through genetics, physiology, experience? What distinguishes Freethinkers from conformists or indoctrinees?

    Science: Physical & Social
    How much science is behind what is sold in health food stores?
    What are the most important social impacts of the “anti-vaccination” movement?

    Current Events for Freethinkers
    Imagine it is now January 2022. US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris have been in office for one year now. How has America changed since 2019?

    Now that plant-based meat replacements are in many restaurants and supermarkets, and with cloned meat products on the way, will this significantly impact Canada's real meat consumption, and will it result in more vegetarians?

    Migrants displaced by war, famine, and terrorism are fleeing their countries by the millions, hoping to land in the USA, Canada, and European countries. What do you think is the real problem, and how can the world solve it?

    Non-Religion Lifestyles
    If you have no religion, from where do you get moral guidance, social values, and a sense of belonging to a community that would help you in problems of living?

    Chat West participants should feel free to suggest their own discussion topics from these categories.

    If you wish to attend, please RSVP in advance.

  • PROTECTING BLASPHEMERS IV

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    Protecting Blasphemers is an annual panel discussion highlighting the most recent blasphemy issues of the year. We aim to discover the areas where the global secular community needs to do progress in terms of building support mechanisms to protect blasphemers running from persecution all around the world. Every year we pay our respects to a fellow atheist activist we lost. This year’s event is in loving memory of Matt Kovach of Atheist Alliance International.

    This year's speakers are; "THE "SECULAR 5", this team consists of directors of the 5 leading atheist refugee assistance programs around the globe. Secular Rescue program of CFI USA directed by Matthew Cravatta, Atheist Support Network of Atheist Alliance International directed by Tonoy Emroz, Secular Underground Network directed by Maarten Freriks, founder of the Atheist Refugee Relief program Rana Ahmad, and director of the Atheist Refugee Assistance Program of Ateizm Dernegi International, and the Human Rights Chair of Centre for Inquiry Canada, your host Onur Romano.

    Protecting Blasphemers IV Panel will be held on Zoom on December 10th, 2022, Saturday at 4pm EST. The event is projected to take 150 minutes.

  • ONLINE Living Without Religion - Hosted by CFIC Ottawa

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    Living without Religion (LWR) is a weekly peer support group for those who have left their religion, are considering leaving their religion, and/or are encountering challenges with friends, family, classmates or co-workers due to religious differences. If you're already comfortable leading a secular lifestyle, you can also come to offer emotional support or advice, or just to enjoy a sense of social community that religions often offer.

    Moderated by volunteers from the Ottawa Branch of Centre for Inquiry Canada (CFIC), LWR meets every Sunday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

    Please note that no one is here in a professional mental health capacity. We strive to be kind to each other, and as some attendees continue to hold faith in a deity or spiritual ideas, this is not a forum to challenge or convert anyone's current beliefs.

    If you would like to stay after LWR at 1:00 to informally discuss or debate atheism, skepticism, science, current events, and other topics of interest, including how we can maintain morality and ethics without religion, please RSVP to Secular Chat.

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    To join, log into Zoom:
    https://zoom.us/j/962762133?pwd=Zm1wYjVtcGR4UHp3cXpVQ3crSGV4Zz09

    Or call in:[masked] or[masked]
    Meeting ID[masked]#
    Participant ID 43530#

  • ONLINE Secular Community Network - Hosted by SCN Ottawa West

    Link visible for attendees

    This will be an online meeting using Zoom. You can join with a computer, tablet, smartphone, or by phone (audio only). Information will be provided to those who RSVP

    Every Wednesday evening, the Secular Community Network of CFIC Ottawa will host lightly moderated informal discussions on topics of interest to freethinkers, humanists, and to others who are secular.

    Suggested topics:

    Religion/Philosophy/Atheism/Humanism
    How do you define Humanism? Do you consider yourself to be a Humanist?
    How do you define "secular"? Given your definition, what percentage of the Canadian population do you estimate as "secular"?

    How does one become a Freethinker? Through genetics, physiology, experience? What distinguishes Freethinkers from conformists or indoctrinees?

    Science: Physical & Social
    How much science is behind what is sold in health food stores?
    What are the most important social impacts of the “anti-vaccination” movement?

    Current Events for Freethinkers
    Imagine it is now January 2022. US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris have been in office for one year now. How has America changed since 2019?

    Now that plant-based meat replacements are in many restaurants and supermarkets, and with cloned meat products on the way, will this significantly impact Canada's real meat consumption, and will it result in more vegetarians?

    Migrants displaced by war, famine, and terrorism are fleeing their countries by the millions, hoping to land in the USA, Canada, and European countries. What do you think is the real problem, and how can the world solve it?

    Non-Religion Lifestyles
    If you have no religion, from where do you get moral guidance, social values, and a sense of belonging to a community that would help you in problems of living?

    Chat West participants should feel free to suggest their own discussion topics from these categories.

    If you wish to attend, please RSVP in advance.

  • Living Without Religion VIRTUAL EDITION

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    Have you given up your faith?
    Maybe you never had faith. Has your newfound or longstanding lack of faith been the source of difficulties?
    Has your lack of faith created conflicts with family? Friends? Neighbors? Coworkers?
    Why not take part in a discussion group where you can get things off your chest?

    No higher powers, no dogma. Just free expression, empathy, understanding, without judgment.
    We’re here for you.
    We are Living Without Religion, and you can too.

    This monthly recurring CFI Canada Virtual branch Meetup is hosted by Edan Tasca and/or Onur Romano every third Thursday of the month at 7pm EST (4pm PST).

  • ONLINE Living Without Religion - Hosted by CFIC Ottawa

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    Living without Religion (LWR) is a weekly peer support group for those who have left their religion, are considering leaving their religion, and/or are encountering challenges with friends, family, classmates or co-workers due to religious differences. If you're already comfortable leading a secular lifestyle, you can also come to offer emotional support or advice, or just to enjoy a sense of social community that religions often offer.

    Moderated by volunteers from the Ottawa Branch of Centre for Inquiry Canada (CFIC), LWR meets every Sunday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

    Please note that no one is here in a professional mental health capacity. We strive to be kind to each other, and as some attendees continue to hold faith in a deity or spiritual ideas, this is not a forum to challenge or convert anyone's current beliefs.

    If you would like to stay after LWR at 1:00 to informally discuss or debate atheism, skepticism, science, current events, and other topics of interest, including how we can maintain morality and ethics without religion, please RSVP to Secular Chat.

    ************************************************
    To join, log into Zoom:
    https://zoom.us/j/962762133?pwd=Zm1wYjVtcGR4UHp3cXpVQ3crSGV4Zz09

    Or call in:[masked] or[masked]
    Meeting ID[masked]#
    Participant ID 43530#

  • ONLINE Secular Community Network - Hosted by SCN Ottawa West

    Link visible for attendees

    This will be an online meeting using Zoom. You can join with a computer, tablet, smartphone, or by phone (audio only). Information will be provided to those who RSVP

    Every Wednesday evening, the Secular Community Network of CFIC Ottawa will host lightly moderated informal discussions on topics of interest to freethinkers, humanists, and to others who are secular.

    Suggested topics:

    Religion/Philosophy/Atheism/Humanism
    How do you define Humanism? Do you consider yourself to be a Humanist?
    How do you define "secular"? Given your definition, what percentage of the Canadian population do you estimate as "secular"?

    How does one become a Freethinker? Through genetics, physiology, experience? What distinguishes Freethinkers from conformists or indoctrinees?

    Science: Physical & Social
    How much science is behind what is sold in health food stores?
    What are the most important social impacts of the “anti-vaccination” movement?

    Current Events for Freethinkers
    Imagine it is now January 2022. US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris have been in office for one year now. How has America changed since 2019?

    Now that plant-based meat replacements are in many restaurants and supermarkets, and with cloned meat products on the way, will this significantly impact Canada's real meat consumption, and will it result in more vegetarians?

    Migrants displaced by war, famine, and terrorism are fleeing their countries by the millions, hoping to land in the USA, Canada, and European countries. What do you think is the real problem, and how can the world solve it?

    Non-Religion Lifestyles
    If you have no religion, from where do you get moral guidance, social values, and a sense of belonging to a community that would help you in problems of living?

    Chat West participants should feel free to suggest their own discussion topics from these categories.

    If you wish to attend, please RSVP in advance.

  • ONLINE Living Without Religion - Hosted by CFIC Ottawa

    Link visible for attendees

    Living without Religion (LWR) is a weekly peer support group for those who have left their religion, are considering leaving their religion, and/or are encountering challenges with friends, family, classmates or co-workers due to religious differences. If you're already comfortable leading a secular lifestyle, you can also come to offer emotional support or advice, or just to enjoy a sense of social community that religions often offer.

    Moderated by volunteers from the Ottawa Branch of Centre for Inquiry Canada (CFIC), LWR meets every Sunday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

    Please note that no one is here in a professional mental health capacity. We strive to be kind to each other, and as some attendees continue to hold faith in a deity or spiritual ideas, this is not a forum to challenge or convert anyone's current beliefs.

    If you would like to stay after LWR at 1:00 to informally discuss or debate atheism, skepticism, science, current events, and other topics of interest, including how we can maintain morality and ethics without religion, please RSVP to Secular Chat.

    ************************************************
    To join, log into Zoom:
    https://zoom.us/j/962762133?pwd=Zm1wYjVtcGR4UHp3cXpVQ3crSGV4Zz09

    Or call in:[masked] or[masked]
    Meeting ID[masked]#
    Participant ID 43530#

  • ONLINE Secular Community Network - Hosted by SCN Ottawa West

    Link visible for attendees

    This will be an online meeting using Zoom. You can join with a computer, tablet, smartphone, or by phone (audio only). Information will be provided to those who RSVP

    Every Wednesday evening, the Secular Community Network of CFIC Ottawa will host lightly moderated informal discussions on topics of interest to freethinkers, humanists, and to others who are secular.

    Suggested topics:

    Religion/Philosophy/Atheism/Humanism
    How do you define Humanism? Do you consider yourself to be a Humanist?
    How do you define "secular"? Given your definition, what percentage of the Canadian population do you estimate as "secular"?

    How does one become a Freethinker? Through genetics, physiology, experience? What distinguishes Freethinkers from conformists or indoctrinees?

    Science: Physical & Social
    How much science is behind what is sold in health food stores?
    What are the most important social impacts of the “anti-vaccination” movement?

    Current Events for Freethinkers
    Imagine it is now January 2022. US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris have been in office for one year now. How has America changed since 2019?

    Now that plant-based meat replacements are in many restaurants and supermarkets, and with cloned meat products on the way, will this significantly impact Canada's real meat consumption, and will it result in more vegetarians?

    Migrants displaced by war, famine, and terrorism are fleeing their countries by the millions, hoping to land in the USA, Canada, and European countries. What do you think is the real problem, and how can the world solve it?

    Non-Religion Lifestyles
    If you have no religion, from where do you get moral guidance, social values, and a sense of belonging to a community that would help you in problems of living?

    Chat West participants should feel free to suggest their own discussion topics from these categories.

    If you wish to attend, please RSVP in advance.