Praise for Obama’s Science Choices
Office of Public Policy
January 1, 2009 by

OPP letter praising Obama’s science choices

Secular Alliance of Indiana University Roadtrip to Creation Museum
On Campus
December 16, 2008 by

In November 2008, the Secular Alliance of IU took a field trip to the infamous Creation Museum in Kentucky.

CFI Calls Vatican’s Position on Biomedical Technology Deplorable and Scientifically Insupportable
December 12, 2008 by

In a move designed to firm up faith-based opposition to embryonic stem cell research and other cutting-edge biomedical technologies, the Vatican has released a 32-page document titled “Dignitas Personae” – meaning “the dignity of a person.” The document condemns a host of procedures considered “immoral” by the Catholic Church, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), …

On Human Rights Day, the Center for Inquiry Works to Uphold the Universality of Rights.
December 10, 2008 by

Today we mark the sixtieth anniversary of the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and above all its affirmation of the freedom of thought, conscience, religion, and expression. At the United Nations General Assembly meeting in Paris in December 1948 at which the Declaration was adopted, Eleanor Roosevelt told the assembled delegates: “As …

What Does This Mean?
Office of Public Policy
November 20, 2008 by

Executive orders and regulations

Voters Descend on CFI-L.A.
November 4, 2008 by

"One man arrived at 6:20 a.m. to vote. By 7:00 a.m. when the polls opened, people were lined up down Hollywood Blvd. to participate in the democratic process." —Jim Underdown

CFI announces “Positively Secular”: a special winter 2009 educational session in Los Angeles, CA
October 24, 2008 by

The Institute at the Center for Inquiry offers courses in January 2009 organized around the theme “Positively Secular” that explain skepticism, scientific naturalism, constitutional secularism, and the replacement of religion by humanist ethics.

Sources of the Jesus Tradition: An Inquiry
October 23, 2008 by

CSER’s Jesus Project Conference is now open for registration.

CFI Pushes Back Against Religious Restrictions on Free Expression, Joins Debate at UN HRC
October 22, 2008 by

In September 2008, the Center for Inquiry went to Geneva for the ninth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Although a staunchly secularist organization, it was there to fight for the right to talk about religion.

CFI Issues Statement on Religious Discrimination Exemption
October 21, 2008 by

The Center for Inquiry expressed outrage at the public release of a memorandum from U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel that would allow participants in the Bush Administration’s Faith-Based Initiatives programs to engage in discriminatory hiring practices, in contravention of long-established federal civil rights laws.