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Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

Our Vancouver Humanists Sunday meetings are every week at the Oakridge Seniors' Centre. All events are free and open to the public. Come and hear from academics and activists on the wide variety of topics that advance Humanism (http://www.bchumanist.ca/about_humanism). We also host a monthly book club in Dunbar and occasional other social events.

Most of our attendees do not RSVP on MeetUp, so expect larger crowds than are confirmed online!

The Vancouver Humanists are a part of the BC Humanist Association. Find out more about our work and connected communities across the province at http://www.bchumanist.ca

Upcoming events (5+)

Sunday Meeting:

Oakridge Seniors' Centre

All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members. Keep up to date with our current topics at http://bchumanist.ca The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and many of our members are not on Meetup. We have a regular attendance of about 30 people at our Sunday meetings (rather than the small number who RSVP on Meetup). For more details on how to find the centre: http://www.bchumanist.ca/oakridge_seniors_centre

Sunday Meeting:

Oakridge Seniors' Centre

All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members. Keep up to date with our current topics at http://bchumanist.ca The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and many of our members are not on Meetup. We have a regular attendance of about 30 people at our Sunday meetings (rather than the small number who RSVP on Meetup). For more details on how to find the centre: http://www.bchumanist.ca/oakridge_seniors_centre

Book Club: Deer Hunting with Jesus

Location visible to members

Deer Hunting with Jesus Dispatches from America's Class War by Joe Bageant Synopsis Expand/Collapse Synopsis Years before Hillbilly Elegy and White Trash, a raucous, truth-telling look at the white working poor -- and why they have learned to hate liberalism. What it adds up to, he asserts, is an unacknowledged class war. By turns tender, incendiary, and seriously funny, this book is a call to arms for fellow progressives with little real understanding of "the great beery, NASCAR-loving, church-going, gun-owning America that has never set foot in a Starbucks." Deer Hunting with Jesus is Joe Bageant’s report on what he learned when he moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia. Like countless American small towns, it is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass. Two in five of the people in his old neighborhood do not have high school diplomas or health care. Alcohol, overeating, and Jesus are the preferred avenues of escape. He writes of: • His childhood friends who work at factory jobs that are constantly on the verge of being outsourced • The mortgage and credit card rackets that saddle the working poor with debt • The ubiquitous gun culture—and why the left doesn’ t get it • Scots Irish culture and how it played out in the young life of Lynddie England Unless otherwise noted, the BC Humanist book club will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at a members home. Please suggest books for upcoming months and invite anyone who may be interested. Most books are available at the Vancouver Public Library or local book stores or through the BC Humanist Association. Call Kirsten[masked] for exact address

Sunday Meeting:

Oakridge Seniors' Centre

All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members. Keep up to date with our current topics at http://bchumanist.ca The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and many of our members are not on Meetup. We have a regular attendance of about 30 people at our Sunday meetings (rather than the small number who RSVP on Meetup). For more details on how to find the centre: http://www.bchumanist.ca/oakridge_seniors_centre

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