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I Don’t Want No Scrubs
April 19, 2019 ·

Heck yes, it’s a new Point of Inquiry episode! Kavin Senapathy’s got both Massimo Pigliucci and Susan Blackmore. That’s a heck of a lineup for one show. Check out Skeptical Inquirer‘s own Kenny Biddle as he talks about the ghost-hunting “industry” with WGBH radio‘s The Curiosity Desk. In 1999, when we were livin’ la vida …

Good Friday for Atheists
April 19, 2019 ·

Just because I don’t share religious beliefs with someone doesn’t mean I think that they should be harmed in any way. Quite to the contrary. If you feel the need to kill people because of a difference of opinion, you’ve lost the argument. Validity of beliefs should rest on the merits of the arguments, not the size of the spear.

Something Wiccan This Way Comes
April 19, 2019 ·

“The New Age? It’s just the old age stuck in a microwave oven for fifteen seconds.” – James Randi I was struck the other day seeing yet another sign on the street for Tarot readings and various psychic services. Folk belief is a hard thing to displace, but I still have to shake my head that …

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News & Announcements

Watch CFI Chair Eddie Tabash Debate the Existence of God
April 16, 2019

Eddie Tabash is not only chair of the Center for Inquiry, an accomplished attorney, and one of the most prominent and respected freethought advocates to ever bolster the Wall of Separation, he’s also a skilled and popular debater, taking on believers of all stripes who wish to engage in an intellectual exchange over questions of …

TAKE ACTION: Support the Equality Act!
April 4, 2019

Dear Friend of CFI, Too many LGBTQ people still live in fear of sex-based discrimination. Despite the existence of federal protections against discrimination, many LGBTQ people are turned away from schools, medical care, adoption agencies, homeless shelters, businesses, and other places of public accommodation. Will you help make our society freer, fairer, and more reasonable …

CFI at the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
United Nations
April 2, 2019

Last month, CFI’s new United Nations Advocate Andreas Kyriacou attended the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. There, he delivered oral and written statements on issues core to CFI’s international mission; the persecution of atheists in Iran, the danger faced by children with albinism in several East African countries due …

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Press Releases

Ruling on Secular Prayer in Congress is Discriminatory and Exclusionary
April 19, 2019

“It’s obvious now that our federal courts view atheists as second-class citizens.” An appellate court ruling allowing Congress to exclude secular invocations from its traditional prayers is a blatantly discriminatory act of exclusion against nonreligious Americans, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) declared today. In Barker v. Conroy, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for …

Richard Dawkins Award Moving to the Center for Inquiry
April 16, 2019

The Richard Dawkins Award, an honor presented annually to outstanding individuals who have significantly furthered the cause of reason and science, is moving to the Center for Inquiry (CFI). Prominent evolutionary biologist, best-selling author, and outspoken atheist, Richard Dawkins, is housing the award with CFI now that his namesake foundation, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for …

Abuse of Deaf Students by Nuns Recounted in ‘Free Inquiry’
March 18, 2019

Several decades of crimes against children under the auspices of the Catholic Church have finally begun to come to light. In the latest issue of Free Inquiry magazine, we are reminded that some of those crimes reach depths of depravity that confounds our already shocked consciences, with accounts of nuns as well as priests committing …