While I don’t have kids of my own (yet), I see the need for a larger secular parenting support within the freethought/humanist movement.
This is why I’m excited to be working with some great parents to start a secular parenting meetup group in Vancouver through the BC Humanists.
The group will kick-off after our Sunday, June 17th meeting (Father’s Day), at which we will be discussing Dave McGowan’s Parenting Beyond Belief. The meeting is from 10am-noon at Oakridge Seniors’ Centre. Following the discussion, we will move to the nearby Columbia Park (42nd Ave and Columbia Street) for a barbecue and picnic.
This informal meeting will help gauge the interest in this type of group and allow us to determine what kind of programming to put on later.
With luck, we can hopefully set up a freethinker summer camp next year and maybe I will get to polish off my DiscoverE science presentation skills.