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.”

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.

CFI Builds Bridges with the California Faith Community
March 20, 2018 by

The Center for Inquiry is many things, but one thing it decidedly is not is a “faith-based organization.” Nonetheless, in representing the interests of skeptics and the nonreligious, it is crucial that CFI and other secularist organizations are fully represented in discussions about the role of religion in public life. After all, the religiously unaffiliated make up almost a quarter of the U.S. population. That’s why CFI was proud to be represented by the executive director of CFI’s west coast operations, Jim Underdown, at an interfaith conference hosted by California Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes on March 10.

Presenting the ‘Radically’ Redesigned Freethought Trail Website
March 15, 2018 by

American freethought history, newly experienced.

Privileging Religion By Any Means
February 21, 2018 by

Amid the great tragedies and scandals of recent weeks, the Trump administration and its allies in Congress have gone under the radar to launch a flurry of new attacks on secular government by defending religiously based discrimination, taking cynical advantage of disasters, and undermining children’s education. Here are some of the issues CFI has been …

Evolution and Activism Celebrated in Darwin Day and Civic Day Events
February 21, 2018 by

CFI branches across the country have been celebrating Charles Darwin and his legacy. Two hundred and fifty people turned out to celebrate the life and legacy of Charles Darwin for CFI Austin’s annual Darwin Day event. The full day of presentations and activities included expert presentations on human evolution and adaptation as well as talks on …

TIES Launches First Online Workshops
February 7, 2018 by

The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES) is a truly groundbreaking program, providing middle school science teachers with the training and resources they need to feel confident and fully informed when teaching evolution, helping to spark a love of science in students. Now with thirty-five presenters, TIES has held seventy-five training workshops for middle school teachers in …

Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Elects Six New Fellows
February 7, 2018 by

To be elected into a group that includes (or has included) such luminaries as Isaac Asimov, Francis Crick, Jill Tarter, Eugenie Scott, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan, and Carl Sagan is no small accomplishment, and six new scientists, scholars, and communicators have been elected to do just that. Six new fellows have been …

Britt Hermes Reasonable Talk
A New Season of Reason with Reasonable Talk
January 24, 2018 by

CFI’s Reasonable Talk, our video series showcasing the best of CFI’s conferences and events, is back for a fifth season, starting with three great talks from CSICon 2017 in Las Vegas.