Nov 042015

The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights was the gang who invited us out to participate in their Festival of Faiths in September.  If you are interested, you can RSVP at

December 13 @ 10330 84 Avenue, Edmonton

Human Rights Awards


Sunday, December 13, 2015
Doors Open at 1:30 p.m.
Program Begins at 2:00 p.m.

This year our keynote speaker is Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, author of I Shall Not Hate: a Gaza Doctor’s Journey and an internationally recognized human rights and inspirational peace activist devoted to advancing health and education opportunities for women and girls in the Middle East, through both his research and his charitable organization The Daughters for Life Foundation. He has dedicated his life to using health as a vehicle for peace, and, despite all odds, succeeded, aided by a great determination of spirit, strong faith, and a stalwart belief in hope and family. Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish was born and raised in Jabalia Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip. A three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, he is known as the “Gaza Doctor” who has dedicated his life to using health as a vehicle for peace.

Dec 082014

Does your school suffer from an STD (Standard Teaching of Dogma)? SEA member Kathy Dawson has put together some tips and resources for dealing with religious-based sexual education in your public school.

If you aren’t familiar with Kathy’s current human rights complaint against the Edmonton Public School District, Paula Simons from the Edmonton Journal wrote a column about the topic in July. Edmonton’s Pregnancy Care Centre is explicitly Christ-based, and an affiliate of the Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services, whose Core Documents can be found on their website.

May 212012

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a pastoral letter last week, discussing the human dignity of all persons – except, of course, when you disagree with them. Here’s one Op Ed on the topic.

A person’s human right to practice their religion is part of the Charter in Canada. But it should never result in the religious person’s beliefs infringing on the right of someone else to obtain publicly funded services.