It Gives Me a New Strength: A Secular Rescue Success Story
June 11, 2018 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. Secular Rescue then provides financial and diplomatic assistance to help these courageous freethinkers escape to safety so they can continue …

TIES Director Bertha Vazquez: Arizona Must Not Remove Evolution from School Science Standards
May 23, 2018 by

Bertha Vazquez responds to the draft changes to Arizona’s science standards that call evolution into question.

Subsidizing Discrimination One Day, Legitimizing Pseudoscience the Next
May 14, 2018 by

The Trump administration has been particularly busy over the past few weeks in its efforts to breach the wall of separation between church and state and throwing LGBTQ and nonreligious Americans under the bus, and all while bestowing legitimacy on medical pseudoscience.

CFI Advocacy Update — April 2018
Office of Public Policy
April 30, 2018 by

In April 2018, CFI’s public policy advocacy was mainly focused at the federal level: School Vouchers – When the National Coalition for Public Education (NCPE) alerted its member organizations that the arch-conservatives at Heritage Action for America were promoting legislation that would divert money from public schools in military communities to parents who shift their children to private …

March for Science and Arts for Science with CFI’s Local Communities
April 30, 2018 by

Harnessing the excitement and momentum of last year’s international event, the 2018 Marches for Science took a turn toward the local.

See Stephen Fry, Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, and James Randi at CSICon 2018
April 30, 2018 by

You won’t believe who’s coming to CSICon 2018, October 18-21 in Las Vegas.

My Friends Are Alive Today: A Secular Rescue Success Story
April 18, 2018 by

This is the story of one man, describing in his own words the peril he faced for years as a secular activist in Bangladesh, the danger posed to his family, and how CFI’s Secular Rescue helped him navigate a path to safety.

Richard Dawkins Engages with Science Teachers for Easter/April Fool’s Online Workshop
April 3, 2018 by

On April 1, CFI’s Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES) presented the latest in its new series of online workshops with special guest Richard Dawkins.

New Play Based on Non-Believing Clergy Interviews Gets a Professional Staged Reading in Manhattan
April 3, 2018 by

Two professional and invitation-only developmental readings took place in Manhattan on March 16 and 17 of a new play about clergy struggling with their loss of faith, “Caught in the Pulpit.”

Embracing Western Values: CFI’s President Reports from the UN Commission on the Status of Women
April 3, 2018 by

The 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place in New York from March 12-17, with an agenda focused on empowering rural women and girls. The Center for Inquiry’s president and CEO, Robyn Blumner was there and reported back on this illuminating event.