CFI Urges Obama Administration to Protect Women’s Access to Birth Control
Office of Public Policy
April 8, 2013 by

Center for Inquiry submits formal comments urging Department of Health and Human Services to promulgate final rule requiring all employers, apart from houses of worship, to provide or else arrange coverage for birth control without charging a co-payment.

Advocacy Update—March, 2013: School Vouchers, Reproductive Rights, and Freedom of Religion
Office of Public Policy
April 4, 2013 by

The Center for Inquiry’s Office of Public Policy monthly update highlighting some of our recent activity for members and followers.

An Open Letter to the Secular Community
April 2, 2013 by

The leaders of major secular organizations have issued a united call for more civility in online discussions, pledging to use their best efforts to improve the tone and substance of such discussions. The entire letter can be found on our website. Ronald A. Lindsay, president & CEO for the Center for Inquiry, and Tom Flynn, executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism, are signatories to the letter.

CFI and Secular Groups Urge Supreme Court to Overturn DOMA and Prop 8
March 25, 2013 by

The Center for Inquiry has always been dedicated to fostering a society in which fundamental human rights are enjoyed by all. We have therefore been staunch supporters of same-sex marriage rights, especially as opposition to marriage equality is usually based on the tenets of ancient religious texts.

The UN’s Silence on Discrimination and Violence Against Non-Believers
United Nations
March 18, 2013 by

Dr. Elizabeth O’Casey, CFI’s representative at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, reports that the European Union has rejected an attempt to include non-religious persons in a resolution on freedom of religion or belief.

Save the Date: 2013 Student Leadership Conference
On Campus
March 7, 2013 by

This year, CFI On Campus is holding our annual Student Leadership Conference in Amherst, NY.
– April 26–28 at CFI–Los Angeles
– July 25–28 at CFI–Transnational in Amherst, NY
Mark your calendars, and let your group know!

Center for Inquiry Issues New Position Paper on Religious Fundamentalism in the U.S. Military
Office of Public Policy
March 4, 2013 by

CFI-OPP releases position paper detailing a disturbing expansion and entrenchment of Christian fundamentalism in the U.S. military.

Invisible Beings, Psychic Horses, Alien Insects…Why Do We Believe This Stuff?
February 22, 2013 by

Invisible beings, horses that know their square roots, and alien bugs invading Denver—what makes so many people believe in these ludicrous ideas? The sharpest minds in science and skepticism confront the claims and phenomena that have us believing in that which is not there, and why we do it, all in the latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer.

Watch Point of Inquiry’s Live Show with Guest Steven Pinker
February 20, 2013 by

This past Sunday, Indre Viskontas and Chris Mooney shared a stage with acclaimed Harvard psychologist and best-selling author Steven Pinker for a rare live edition of Point of Inquiry, the flagship podcast of the Center for Inquiry. This special episode was recorded before a live audience as part of the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is now available to watch in full online.

Strengthening Intercontinental Connections: Bill Cooke Visits CFI Affiliates in Africa
February 7, 2013 by

In January, the Center for Inquiry’s director of international programs, Bill Cooke, journeyed to Kenya, Uganda, and Egypt to meet with CFI’s affiliates in those countries and discuss their work. The trip was very informative, as it revealed the impact these organizations are having in their countries as well as the extent of their need for support to further the cause of critical thinking and humanism.