Sep 212011

Irshad Manji: Allah, Liberty and Love

Irshad ManjiAllah, Liberty & Love Book Cover
Date: Monday, Septemeber 26

Time: 7:00 pm

Street: 8712 – 109 Street NW, Edmonton

Political activist Irshad Manji caused waves with her first book, The Trouble with Islam Today. Her new book,Allah, Liberty and Love, strives to reconcile the loving message of Islam with the repression carried out in her name. Manji is a professor at New York University, a columnist for The Globe and  Mail and the founder of the diversity-promoting Moral Courage Project.

Ms. Manji comes to Edmonton for an evening of frank discussion and open dialogue with the audience, hosted by the Edmonton Journal’s Sheila Pratt.

Link to event here.

 Posted by at 1:49 AM
Sep 202011

This month marks the return of our Museum Madness monthly event. This month will be travelling to the Reynold’s Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin.

As this museum is out of town we will need to coordinate transportation. If you are able to drive a small group of people down in your car then please let us know by sending Michael Hartman a message or by writing on the Facebook well for this event. Depending on how many people wish to attend we will probably only need 1 or 2 volunteers.We ask that the passengers cover the costs of gas for the volunteer driver in the vehicle as a sign of appreciation.

On Saturday morning at 9:00 AM we can all meet at South Edmonton Common and head out from there. If anyone is unable to get to South Edmonton Common on their own then contact us and it can be arranged to pick you up from wherever is convenient.

An adult admission to the museum is $10, youth (under 17) is $5 and children under 6 are free. Hope to see you all there!

Here are the details,

24 September · 09:00 – 17:30
Reynolds Alberta Museum
6426 – 40 Avenue, Wetaskiwin

Here is a link to the facebook event:!/event.php?eid=216426208418831



 Posted by at 4:16 PM
Sep 192011

The "Heathen Road Gang"

Eight of the SEA take a break from picking up litter to pose with our sign!

Today, the SEA held its third annual highway cleanup, as part of the “Caring for Alberta’s Highways (Adopt-A-HighwaCaring for Alberta's Highways: Society of Edmonton Atheistsy) Program”. Our stretch of Highway is East of the Queen Elizabeth 2, north of the 525 turnoff, which is one road north of the Airport Road.

From 11:00 am to 3:30 pm eight brave and dedicated SEA members picked up Tim Horton’s coffee cups, gloves, socks, carpet, ribbons, cans, cigarette wrappers and various and sundry other treasures. Fortunately the weather was fairly well suited to the job, not too hot (although the clouds did move to expose some of us to bursts of heat) and not too windy.

The 3 kilometre stretch seemed much longer when you are stopping every couple of steps to bend over (ooh my back), but the company and the good cause made it worthwhile.

Small confession: we spent a little time early on wondering why there was so little trash,until we realized we were on the wrong tract (Halliburton’s adopted piece of earth, not ours!).

A big thanks to our volunteers!

More photos of our escapades can be found here.




 Posted by at 5:12 AM
Sep 072011

Time Thursday, September 15 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location University of Alberta Campus, ED North 107 (Education Bulding North, Room 107)
Host: University of Alberta Atheists and Agnostics / CFI
Link to location:
Title: What is science? Intelligent design and the history and philosophy of science
Facebook invite:


The question of how to distinguish science from pseudo-science arises in many contexts. Using the question of whether intelligent design ‘theory’ is scientific as a starting point, this presentation analyzes the nature of science from the perspective of the history and philosophy of science. Continue reading »

Sep 072011

Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 7:00pm – 9:00pm,

Room 7, 6th Floor, Stanley A Milner Library, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square,Edmonton, Alberta

The topic for this month’s roundtable discussion is “Skepticism and Atheism”. We will be discussing the many areas where atheism and skepticism overlap and the many areas where they don’t. During the discussion portion of this roundtable people can explain why they consider themselves to be both or just one and not the other.

Round table discussion at 7:00 pm.  Drinks at Elephant and Castle afterwards at 9:00 pm

All are welcome to both events!

Facebook RSVP here