6.23.2008 – The Center for Inquiry and its affiliate, the Council for Secular Humanism, filed a brief with the Supreme Court in the case of Pleasant Grove City v. Summum
The Center for Inquiry recently learned that a civics textbook used in many secondary schools around the country contains inaccurate and misleading statements, in particular in its analysis of certain constitutional law issues, including school prayer, and global warming. CFI has analyzed the textbook, American Government Institutions and Policies (10th edition), and prepared a critique that sets forth recommended changes to the textbook.
A new branch of Center for Inquiry Transnational in the the Netherlands and Belgium – together called the Low Countries. According to Jonathan Israel in his works Radical Enlightenment and The Enlightenment Contested the Low Countries are the birth place of the early, radical and atheistic Enlightenment of the 17th century of whom Spinoza is …
Science, Reason, and Free Inquiry come to the Pacific Northwest
Few issues in bioethics have received as much sustained attention as the question of whether the terminally ill should have the right to hasten their deaths through prescribed medication, a practice known as assisted suicide or assistance in dying. This question has been debated in Congress, state legislatures, the Supreme Court, in books and scholarly …
Held at Conway Hall, London on 18th January 2008, CFI London’s inaugural event proved very successful with leading lights from the British and American academic, skeptical, secular and humanist communities speaking and participating in discussions. Nearly 150 people attended the day and evening event, and included delegates from the British Isles, Scandanavia, Eastern and Western Europe and the US.
The Center for Inquiry reports on the year 2007.
Same-Sex Marriage—and Marriage by Ruth Mitchell
CFI Expands to the United Kingdom, Ceremony to be held on January 18, 2008