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Losing Our Religion Documentary Screening

What do you do if you’re a preacher but you don’t believe in god?

Brendan is a pastor in a small, evangelical church, and he has a secret.He doesn’t believe in God anymore. His wife is still a true believer – and she just told the wrong person.

Losing Our Religion is a feature length documentary about preachers who are not believers, and what atheists do when they miss church. Allowed access to the 600 members of The Clergy Project – a safe haven for preachers from all faiths who no longer believe – the documentary follows ex-members and clergy who are still undercover. Many members find themselves trapped, facing the dilemma of either living a lie, or losing their job, community and even home and family.

Featuring such well-known figures as Gretta Vosper, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and Dan Barker, Losing Our Religion is ultimately a documentary about community and acceptance.

As events unfold that change lives forever, their stories also connect with secular communities that are growing in surprising places. New groups are experimenting in ways to have church without god, and asking the same question as unbelieving clergy – “what’s next?”

When & Where
The documentary will be screened at Carlton Cinemas at 1:30 and 6:30 PM from October 6 to 12; with an onstage Q&A on October 6 & 7 at 6:30 PM with co-Directors Leif Kaldor and Leslea Mair, former Clergy Project Executive Director Catherine Dunphy, and researcher / author Linda LaScola.

Ticket Prices
General: $10
Child & Senior: $6
Tuesday: $5

Purchased at Carlton Cinema’s Website or at the door

Further Information
Losing Our Religion Website
Film Trailer
Full List of Screenings

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The Atheist Muslim: with Ali A. Rizvi and Faisal Al Mutar

“On Islam, Trump, and the growing explosion of non-belief in Muslim societies”.

Sunday, March 5, 7 PM
Bloor/Gladstone branch of the Toronto Public Library
1101 Bloor Street West (one block east of Dufferin).

COST:
CFI members:
$15 at the door

Non-members:
$20 at the door

Please note: Seating for the event is now sold out.  A limited number of standing room only tickets will be available at the door.

There will be a professional security guard on duty at the location for the duration of the event.

 

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Saturnalia

CFIC T.O.’s Saturnalia Party & Auction!!!

Great food, entertainment, a raffle and auction helped raise funds for CFI Canada.

The celebration took place on SaturdayDecember 17th - the first night of Saturnalia! At Fuse Restaurant, 366 Queen East @ Parliament.

The price of the event included ample hors d’oeuvres and an interactive, cabaret-style performance, featuring musical numbers, stand-up and satire (as well as a few surprises!) by Pearle Harbour. Mulsum, the official Saturnalia beverage, was available.

Seasonal sartorial garb was welcome; official Saturnalia colours are blue and gold.
Pearle Harbour is an all-American world-wartime gal, born on [information withheld]. During the war, she served as a stewardess aboard top-secret mission flights, including [information withheld], and even [information withheld]! Since crash-landing in Canada in late 2014, she has performed her acts at Theatre Passe Muraille, Videofag, Pressgang Storytelling, Clay & Paper Theatre, The Wrecking Ball, The Comedy Bar, and countless others.
Upcoming in 2017, catch Pearle Harbour at The Theatre Centre from April 10th-May 14th with The RISER Project! For all the nitty gritty details, follow her at facebook.

 

 

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Dr. Ben Goldacre was in Toronto, Sunday May 15th

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On Sunday May 15, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Dr. Goldacre gave a lively and informative talk and signed copies of his books. This event was held at the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave (just south of Bloor; 3 blocks west of Spadina)

Ben is a best-selling author, broadcaster, campaigner, medical doctor and academic who specialises in unpicking the misuse of science and statistics by journalists, politicians, quacks, drug companies, and more.

Bad Science his 1st book, has sold over 500,000 copies to date, is published in 18 countries, and reached number one in the UK non-fiction bestseller charts.

Bad Pharma his 2nd book covers bad behaviour in the pharmaceutical industry andmedicine more broadly. It is a top ten UK best seller.

View more at his website or his Twitter page.

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Winter Solstice Fundraising Dinner at CFIC T.O.

CFIC Winter Solstice Celebration 2015

On December 21st, 2015 we had our annual CFIC Winter Solstice Celebration to celebrate a secular holiday season. We had dinner at the Crimson Lounge followed by an evening of magic and comedy with Magic Tonight. James Alan’s Magic Tonight (www.magictonight.ca) is a weekly show downtown which features a wide variety of special guests which proves magic really is for grownups. The show is highly interactive and very entertaining.

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