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 …

CFI at the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
United Nations
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 …