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 …

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

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 …

Statement on the Mosque Shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand
March 15, 2019 by

We are one species, one global human civilization, and we rise or fall together. We choose reason over rage and empathy over bigotry. We choose critical thinking and compassionate hearts. The people of the Center for Inquiry, all around the world, stand in defiance and condemnation of the violence and hatred that took the lives …

Claiming the Bladensburg Cross doesn’t promote religion “flies in the face of reason”
February 28, 2019 by

On February 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of American Legion et al. v. American Humanist Association et. al., also known as the Bladensburg Cross case. (See our amicus brief here.) That day, Nick Little, the Center for Inquiry’s Vice President and Legal Counsel, stood on the steps of the …

Bladensburg Cross Case is an “Integrity Violation” by Christian Nationalists
February 27, 2019 by

On February 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of American Legion et al. v. American Humanist Association et. al., also known as the Bladensburg Cross case. (See our amicus brief here and analysis from CFI General Counsel Nick Little.) That day, Jason Lemieux, a Marine Corps veteran and the Center …

Introducing the Translations Project
February 25, 2019 by

The Books of Richard Dawkins, Professionally Translated for Free Access in the Muslim World “I want to persuade the reader, not just that the Darwinian worldview happens to be true, but that it is the only known theory that could, in principle, solve the mystery of our existence.” Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker In many …

CFI Welcomes New UN Advocate: Andreas Kyriacou
United Nations
February 20, 2019 by

The Center for Inquiry has held special consultative status with the United Nations since 2005, allowing us to advance our mission on the world stage, form alliances with like-minded international organizations, deliver public addresses to an audience of diplomats and delegations, and sometimes even stir up a little trouble when needed. Our UN representatives have the responsibility …

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Secular Rescue Story: Defying Fear
February 20, 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. Nur E Emroz Alam “Tonoy” is known in …

CFI Kenya Expands with New University Office
February 6, 2019 by

CFI Kenya is a truly extraordinary organization. Run by the indefatigable George Ongere in rural Nairobi, CFI Kenya operates the Humanist Orphans Center and the Ron Lindsay Library (named for CFI’s previous president), providing educational opportunities and refuge for children endangered by deeply held local superstitions about witchcraft. The good they do is immeasurable, and …

Point of Inquiry is back with new hosts and new episodes!
January 28, 2019 by

Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry’s flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time engage in deep conversation about the big questions in science, religion, politics, and culture. Launched in 2005, when podcasts were still a new phenomenon, Point of Inquiry pioneered the medium with engaging, long-form conversation, featuring an incredible variety …