Woman Suffrage at 100: Freethought, Religion, and the Fight for Women’s Equality in ‘Free Inquiry’
August 11, 2020 by

Free Inquiry magazine commemorates the 100th anniversary of woman suffrage with a special issue on the legacy of the activists who fought for change, the role of religion in resisting women’s equality, and how the suffragists’ victory paved the way for the advancement of American secularism.  God and Woman Suffrage: Historian Sue Boland looks at how the …

CFI Fights to Keep Religious Schools from Raking in Billions from Pandemic Relief
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August 6, 2020 by

If you’re a parent of school-age kids, you already know how hard the next few months are going to be.  Our public education system is facing unprecedented challenges as teachers, administrators, students, and parents prepare to reopen schools during a global pandemic. Public schools are already hurting for resources, but even at this time when …

Keeping the Reality-Based Community Connected: Introducing CFI INSIDER
July 27, 2020 by

The COVID-19 pandemic has kept all sorts of communities from being able to come together, and our community is no exception. The Center for Inquiry is fueled by the passion and talents of its vibrant community of humanists, skeptics, and freethinkers across the country and around the world. Whether they are active with our many …

Flatten the Curve of the Infodemic with New Live Online Talks from Skeptical Inquirer
July 16, 2020 by

Introducing a new series of live online talks from some of the brightest minds in science and skepticism. Now more than ever, people need to hear from the voices of reason, science, and skepticism, but too often they are drowned out by the noise of misinformation, pseudoscience, and conspiracy theories, especially online. That’s why, starting …

CSICon Las Vegas: The Bad News and Some Really, Really Good News
July 10, 2020 by

It may come as no surprise, but it’s disappointing all the same: CSICon 2020 has now been officially canceled, due, of course, to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that is not the end of the story! First of all, we’re of course going to see to it that CSICon 2021, happening October 21-24, 2021 at the …

A National Defense Education Act for the 21st Century
July 1, 2020 by

The worsening COVID-19 crisis in the United States is attributable to several factors, not least of which is the abysmal response by the federal government and the outright denial and misinformation peddled by the President of the United States. But it is also undeniable that efforts at all levels to slow and stop the virus’s …

CFI Meets with White House Officials on Discrimination in Education
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July 1, 2020 by

On June 30, CFI’s Director of Government Affairs, Jason Lemieux, organized a joint meeting with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to discuss a proposal that would allow religious organizations to discriminate against nonbelievers in federally funded education services. This is CFI’s second such meeting with White House officials on this and …

John de Lancie to Secular Graduates: VOTE! The World Needs You to Shape the Future
June 16, 2020 by

“Being secular is not a lapel pin. It’s a mission.” The class of 2020 is about to take its place in a turbulent world at a turning point of history, when the values of reason, science, and compassion are needed more than ever. For those graduating students who are secular—atheists, agnostics, humanists, and Nones—these trying …

Racist Policing and the Murder of George Floyd
June 10, 2020 by

The murder of George Floyd by police has unleashed outrage at the ongoing pattern of brutal and racist policing that still afflicts many police departments. For centuries, African Americans have experienced persecution that exposes the extreme depravity and cruelty of what people are capable of inflicting on those they wrongly perceive as different from themselves: …

CFI Condemns Trump’s claim that churches are essential services
May 22, 2020 by ,

The Center for Inquiry today condemned President Donald Trump for pressuring governors to designate churches across the country as an “essential service” exempt from stay-at-home orders that are meant to arrest the spread of COVID-19. According to POLITICO Magazine, Trump “commanded” governors to reopen churches and threatened to “override” them if they refused. “The President …