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Announcing My Resignation
June 5, 2017


After nearly a decade of volunteering and working for the Center for Inquiry, I am leaving the organization on June 7. 

CFI Advocacy Update — May 2017
June 1, 2017

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Welcome to the Office of Public Policy’s monthly Advocacy Update. The Office of Public Policy (OPP) is the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy arm of the Center for Inquiry (CFI). Our mandate is to advocate for reason, science, and humanist values at all levels of government — statehouses, Congress, the Administration, and the United Nations. This newsletter will update …

CFI Joins Petition Urging Denmark to Repeal Blasphemy Law
May 15, 2017

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A coalition of writers, publishers, academics, and human rights advocates today issued a petition urging the Danish Parliament to approve a bill (L 170) that would repeal the blasphemy ban in section 140 of the Danish criminal code, punishing “Any person who, in public, ridicules or insults the dogmas or worship of any lawfully existing …

Coalition to Congress: Protect Foreign Assistance for Women and Girls
May 2, 2017

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The Center for Inquiry (CFI) was amongst 124 organizations to issue a joint statement calling on Congress and other officials to support a robust U.S. foreign assistance budget in the Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations process, specifically regarding women and girls around the world. In]]><![CDATA[our statement, we wrote: Each year when Congress budgets and appropriates federal …

CFI Advocacy Update — April 2017
May 1, 2017

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Welcome to the Office of Public Policy’s monthly Advocacy Update. The Office of Public Policy (OPP) is the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy arm of the Center for Inquiry (CFI). Our mandate is to advocate for reason, science, and humanist values at all levels of government — statehouses, Congress, the Administration, and the United Nations. This newsletter will update …

CFI Hosts Visit of UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief to Washington, D.C.
April 7, 2017

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The Center for Inquiry (CFI) hosted a visit from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed, to Washington, D.C. this week for meetings with civil society representatives and government officials. The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief is an independent expert appointed by the UN Human Rights Council for a maximum …

CFI Hosts Visit of UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief to Washington, D.C.
April 6, 2017

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The Center for Inquiry (CFI) hosted a visit from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed, to Washington, D.C. this week for meetings with civil society representatives and government officials. The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief is an independent expert appointed by the UN Human Rights Council for a maximum …

Pakistan’s Hypocrisy on Freedom of Religion and Belief
April 6, 2017


At the UN Human Rights Council, Pakistan lamented an “increase in religiously motivated crimes” and said “states have the primary responsibility for the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of its people.” They conveniently forgot to mention their own record of promoting or tolerating intolerance, and stamping out any form of dissent.

CFI Advocacy Update — March 2017
March 31, 2017

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Welcome to the Office of Public Policy’s monthly Advocacy Update. The Office of Public Policy (OPP) is the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy arm of the Center for Inquiry (CFI). Our mandate is to advocate for reason, science, and humanist values at all levels of government — statehouses, Congress, the Administration, and the United Nations. This newsletter will update …

Center for Inquiry Spotlights Freedom of Conscience at 34th Session of UN Human Rights Council
March 28, 2017

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The Center for Inquiry (CFI) focused on the right to freedom of conscience and engaged on a number of important resolutions at the 34th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, held February 27-March 24, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland.  Over the course of the Council session, CFI’s main representative to the UN, Michael …