At the end of November, MLAs voted unanimously to begin every day's sitting of the BC Legislature with "prayers and reflections" rather than "prayers." The change followed the publication in September of the BC Humanist Association's landmark House of Prayers Report.
The Report examined the transcripts of 873 prayers said in the legislature between October 2003 and February 2019. It also included a thorough consideration of the various arguments against the practice and provided a series of recommendations for reform...
The prescription contraception interview with Teale Phelps Bondaroff
In this one (which is actually an interview format & the first of more to come!), I was able to chop it up with Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff, who is the Chair and Co-Founder of the AccessBC Campaign for free prescription contraception in BC. You can learn more about the campaign at www.accessbc.org. You can learn more about Teale and his various projects/research at www.teale.ca.
Episode 336 – Prayer in Victoria with Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff
I chatted down with the folks at The Atheist Nomads Podcast and talked about my ongoing work with the BC Humanist Association studying prayer in the BC Legislature, and the findings of our recent House of Prayers Report.
Teale Phelps Bondaroff, a community organizer petitioning Saanich to switch to electric leaf blowers, joins Adam in-studio to discuss the environmental and health impacts of using gas powered leaf blowers.
Podcast: Are Little Free Libraries Good For Communities? — with Teale Phelps Bondaroff
Teale Phelps Bondaroff, a local champion of the Little Free Library scene in Victoria, Canada, is one of those people and he joins us to share his rebuttal against this criticism and provides a very compelling case as to why these little public boxes of books are actually really good for building community, promoting literacy and supporting placemaking...