The School of Athens, by Raphael - these ancient Greek philosophers were the Enlightenment thinkers' intellectual forefathers.

OUR MISSION

As public content is continuously growing on the internet, anyone can be misguided by false information. With media companies and blog posts sharing news with varying perspectives, it is undoubtedly difficult for people to distinguish the facts from the misinformation. At the Enlightenment Society of BC, our mission is to better inform the general public of the truths behind the overflowing amount of misinformation. Here we provide our members with interesting, challenging, and most importantly, useful volunteer opportunities to achieve this goal.

HOW?

We will be holding regular educational seminars on the most important issues of our time, and invite experts to come speak about their areas of expertise. As well, each member will be given guidance on how to create and manage a unique volunteer opportunity, or on how to join The Enquirer, our student-led journalism blog.

 

FEES

$50 per person per year. After Registration, we will contact you to arrange payment, either cash, check or credit card.

Thomas Paine (philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary)

WHAT WAS THE ENLIGHTENMENT?

The Enlightenment was a European intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th centuries in which ideas concerning God, reason, nature, and humanity were synthesized into a worldview that gained wide assent in the West and that instigated revolutionary developments in art, philosophy, and politics.