CFI Kenya: Altruism Even at a Time of Economic Hardship during COVID-19July 2, 2020
COVID-19 has changed the world completely. When China reported the first cases of the disease in the Wuhan province in early December 2019, many people did not know the virus would become a global pandemic and change the world entirely. With many people infected, a significant number of people dead, and new infections emerging daily, …
CFI Kenya: Promoting Humanism, Free Inquiry, Critical thinking, and Skepticism Through Library ProjectsOctober 7, 2019
Editor’s note: CFI Kenya, one of the Center for Inquiry’s international branches, is a source of incredible pride and inspiration, running initiatives such as the Humanist Orphans program, a campus outreach office at Maseno University in Kisimu, and the Ron Lindsay Library, named for CFI’s former president and CEO. This article comes from CFI Kenya’s …
The Future of Freethought in Africa is Campus ActivismAugust 14, 2013
When one of the largest news agencies in Kenya, through their daily newspaper, published a surprising report on the rise of atheism in Kenya, most religious fundamentalists could not believe it. In this report, using data from Pew Forum, it was established that in sub-Saharan Africa the median age of most atheists is 20, unlike other nations such as those in Europe and Japan where the median age is 34.
My Campus Activism and Lessons LearnedJuly 13, 2013
When I was appointed the representative of the Center for Inquiry–Kenya, I somewhat thought I had a challenging task ahead of spreading the ideals of reason, science, freedom of Inquiry and humanist ideals in a deeply religious society. This was way back in 2007 when, after having two meetings with the then Director of International Programs, Norm Allen, Jr. in Kenya, I was made the Director of CFI–Kenya.
CFI Kenya Report: The Results of Superstition in Africa and Our Humanist EffortsJanuary 16, 2013
As the year 2012 came to an end, the skeptic world was watching keenly the irrational population to see how they would react when the much awaited end of the world, as was supposedly predicted by Mayas for December 21, 2012, failed. In this apocalypse, the sun was believed to be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. The believers of this apocalypse thought that gravitational, magnetic, and solar energies would go awry when this galactic and planetary alignment occurred, causing an array of natural disasters, including the weakening of our magnetic field, allowing solar radiation to penetrate our atmosphere. However, as that date reached and passed without any such happening, it appeared that this was not another lesson to the many bigots who have been wasting their precious time predicting illusions, and this also did not enlighten the irrational population of how they were wasting a lot of energy spending sleepless nights waiting for the end of the world so they could go to heaven.