CFI Leads Secular Groups in Meeting with Federal Agencies on Anti-Discrimination Rules
Office of Public Policy
December 10, 2019 by

CFI’s Director of Government Affairs, Jason Lemieux, organized a meeting on November 25 with staff at the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). We had come to discuss our serious concerns with pending regulations that would remove protections against religious discrimination in services provisioned …

CFI Urges Supreme Court: Keep Montana Tax Dollars Out of Religious Schools
November 14, 2019 by

A Montana Supreme Court decision upholding church-state separation and rejecting the use of a state tax credit program to pay for religious school education is now under threat in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The question before the high court is whether Montana must fund religious schools when a state benefit flows to secular schools. …

TIES Update: Entertaining and Enlightening Human Errors
November 5, 2019 by

The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES), a program of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, gives middle school teachers the tools they need to effectively teach evolution and answer its critics. TIES is closing out another successful year. Five new TIES workshops have been added since our last update, and in the …

CFI Kenya: Promoting Humanism, Free Inquiry, Critical thinking, and Skepticism Through Library Projects
October 7, 2019 by

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 …

Celebrating Dissent in Amsterdam
September 25, 2019 by

An incredible array of human rights activists gathered in Amsterdam last month for a conference on the freedom to think differently, the freedom not to believe, and the freedom to be yourself. The Celebrating Dissent Festival featured lectures, theater, poetry, film, protest, and comedy on the advance of free expression with a focus on how …

Blasphemy and Apostasy Laws in Qatar and Brunei: CFI at the UN Human Rights Council
United Nations
September 24, 2019 by

Andreas Kyriacou, United Nations Advocate for the Center for Inquiry, delivered two separate statements to the UN Human Rights Council on September 20, 2019. There, he called on the governments of Qatar and Brunei to “catapult themselves into modernity” by granting their people fundamental human rights and ending their laws against apostasy and blasphemy. Video …

Actress Julia Sweeney Elected to Center for Inquiry Board of Directors
September 13, 2019 by

The Center for Inquiry is delighted to announce the election of actress, comedian, and playwright Julia Sweeney to its Board of Directors. Beloved for decades as a performer in television, film, and theatre, Sweeney has been a singular pioneer for atheist acceptance in mainstream culture, grappling with the personal challenges of being a nonbeliever with …

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 …