Texas Messed with Us. We Will Mess Right Back.
August 22, 2019 by

When religious Americans get married, they can have their unions solemnized by an officiant who reflects their core beliefs and values. We believe that nonreligious Americans deserve that same right, which is why the Center for Inquiry trains and certifies Secular Celebrants and has waged and won groundbreaking legal victories in Indiana and Illinois that …

I’ve Got a Fever, and the Only Cure is More CSICON!
July 29, 2019 by

Are you protected against the pseudoscience epidemic??? Outbreaks of antivaxxers, fake medicine, psychic scammers, and science denial are cropping up all across media, politics, and popular culture, and the best way to protect yourself and others is to get inoculated with a healthy dose of skepticism. It’s time for CSICon 2019 in Las Vegas, the …

See Richard Dawkins Live with Special Guests in Boston, Phoenix, and L.A.
July 23, 2019 by

World renowned author and scientist Richard Dawkins, whose passion for the wonders of science and the vital importance of reason has inspired millions of admirers, will share his wisdom and insight with live events in three U.S. cities in October. Dawkins, the bestselling author of such landmark books as The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, will be …

CFI’s UN Advocate Takes on Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Record
United Nations
July 9, 2019 by

Last week, Andreas Kyriacou, United Nations Advocate for the Center for Inquiry, delivered a statement before the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, where he raised the issue of how Saudi Arabia’s membership on the Human Rights Council is “undermining the core purpose of this council,” specifically citing the circumstances surrounding …

Secular Rescue Success Story: From Sudan to Kenya
June 12, 2019 by

Secular Rescue is a program of the Center for Inquiry that identifies those writers, activists, and everyday citizens in countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Iraq who live under the threat of violence and death and provides financial and diplomatic assistance to help these them escape to safety. The Center for Inquiry’s international work for …

The “Reluctant Activist”: Being Outed as an Atheist in a Muslim-Majority Country
May 29, 2019 by ,

Secular Rescue’s mission is predominantly rooted in protecting emboldened atheist activists whose lives have become the targets of extremists because of public or social-media based human rights advocacy. It is relatively easy to spot an activist from a sideliner: nearly all or a majority of activist writing focuses on the inhumanity of hateful intolerance against …

Ingersoll 1876 Poster is Larger Than Life!
May 14, 2019 by

New in the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum for 2019 is an 1876 broadside poster excerpting an Ingersoll speech. Almost six feet tall, it’s one of just two known to survive. And it’s proof that “A Vision of War,” perhaps the best-loved single passage in the Ingersoll repertoire, was recognized as special within days or …

The Story of a Year of Incredible Progress
May 2, 2019 by

The Center for Inquiry carries out its mission through a wide variety of means: campaigns, publications, major events, legal action, lobbying efforts, community activities, workshops and trainings, educational programs, press outreach, social media, and more. All this activity is carried out through CFI-proper, as well as its divisions, programs, and branches across the country and …

We Did It! CFI Met with Every New Member of Congress
Office of Public Policy
April 22, 2019 by

When a new and more diverse freshman class of Congress came to Washington earlier this year, forming a new Democratic majority, we told you that we intended to hit the ground running, and meet with each newly elected representative in the first 100 days of the 116th Congress. I’m happy to report to you that our goal …

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

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 …