Center for Inquiry Releases New Religion Review
October 9, 2006 by

Quarterly journal will shed light on religious literacy in America Contact: Nathan Bupp Phone: (716) 636-4869 x 218 Fax: (716) 636-1733 E-mail: nbupp@centerforinquiry.net Amherst, New York (October 9, 2006)—The Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion (CSER) has announced the publication of the first issue of a new quarterly, the CSER Review . According to …

Bringing Science and Reason to Washington
September 6, 2006 by

Council for Secular Humanism Files Amicus Brief in Soledad Cross Case Contact: Nathan Bupp Phone: (716) 636-4869 x 218 Fax: (716) 636-1733 E-mail: nbupp@centerforinquiry.net Washington, D.C (September 6, 2006)-This past week, in keeping with the ramping up of the Council for Secular Humanism's legal activities during the past three years, the Council and it's affiliated …

Center for Inquiry Responds to President Bush’s Block of Embryonic Stem-Cell Reserach
July 26, 2006 by

Issues White Paper Analyzing the Administration's Policy Contact: Nathan Bupp Phone: (716) 636-4869 x 218 Fax: (716) 636-1733 E-mail: nbupp@centerforinquiry.net Amherst, N.Y. (July 26, 2006)—On Wednesday, President Bush issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting a bill that would have removed some restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research. The Center for Inquiry …

“Da Vinci Code”controversy: Is the truth stranger than fiction?
April 27, 2006 by

New Testament scholars see upcoming movie as an opportunity to tell the whole story (April 27, 2006)—Have you ever wondered: How did the Roman Emperor Constantine figure in the development of Christian theology? How did the Gospels come to be accepted as the established accounts of Jesus’ life, and why were other versions, such as …

National Bookstore Chain Refuses to Carry Magazine Containing Controversial Cartoons
March 29, 2006 by

AMHERST, N.Y. (March 29, 2006)—Distributors have notified the editors of Free Inquiry , a journal of secular-humanist thought and opinion, that Borders Books & Music has declined to carry the April/May issue of the magazine that contains controversial cartoons portraying the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. Borders’ decision not to stock the issue was reportedly based on …

Council for Secular Humanism Lauds President Bush’s Sudden Call for Worldwide Secular Humanism
October 10, 2005 by

Amherst, N.Y. (October 10, 2005)—The Council for Secular Humanism today announced their surprise and appreciation for remarks made by President Bush as he addressed the National Endowment for Democracy. Bush used the speech to clarify his present strategy for bringing democratic secular humanist principles to the world, saying, “We’re making our case through public diplomacy, …

Council for Secular Humanism Opposes Roberts for Chief Justice
September 8, 2005 by

Council spokespersons release statement declaring Roberts hostile to church-state separation Amherst, New York (September 8, 2005)—The Council for Secular Humanism (CSH), representing secular Americans, some fourteen percent of the American population, today released a statement opposing the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Declaring Roberts hostile to the …

Secular Humanist Aid and Relief Organization Responds to Hurricane Katrina Tragedy
September 7, 2005 by

Amherst, N.Y. (September 7, 2005)—The Council for Secular Humanism, part of the Center for Inquiry– Transnational , has raised more than $50,000 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The money raised—solicited through an online campaign—will be largely distributed to the devastated areas of New Orleans where hundreds of thousands have …

Organization Promoting Secularism and Science Granted Representation at United Nations
August 3, 2005 by

AMHERST, N.Y. August 3, 2005—The Center for Inquiry–Transnational (CFI), devoted to science, reason, and free inquiry in all areas of human interest, announced today that it has been granted “special consultative status” as a non-governmental organization or NGO under the United Nations Economic and Social Council. This entitles the Center for Inquiry to designate official …

Council for Secular Humanism Sues Governor Jeb Bush for Subsidizing Religious Groups with Florida Taxpayer Funds
July 22, 2005 by

Cites Violation of the Blaine Amendment (July 22, 2005 – Tallahassee, Florida) The Council for Secular Humanism today filed suit in the Leon County Courthouse to stop Governor Jeb Bush from continuing to violate the prohibition in the Florida State Constitution against “directly or indirectly” using Florida tax dollars to fund churches, synagogues or mosques. …