Summer Educational Program to Explore What Lies “Beyond Belief”
June 7, 2007 by

Contact: Nathan Bupp Phone: (716) 636-4869 x 218 E-mail: nbupp@centerforinquiry.net CFI will offer the secular equivalent to Bible camps Amherst, New York—The Center for Inquiry (CFI), a secular humanist think tank located in Amherst, New York, has announced that it is offering a unique educational experience this summer called “Beyond Belief.” Taking a cue from …

Council for Secular Humanism Challenges Florida Faith-Based Grants
May 18, 2007 by

Contact: Robert Rivas Phone: (850) 591-1492 E-mail: RobRivas@aol.com Amherst, New York (May 18, 2007)—The Council for Secular Humanism, Inc. (CSH), a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote religious liberty by enforcing the separation between church and state, filed suit today in Leon County Circuit Court challenging contracts between the Florida Department of Corrections and two …

U.S. House Rejects Religious Discrimination in Head Start Programs
May 3, 2007 by

Contact: Toni Van Pelt Phone: (202) 546-2330 Cell: (727) 278-8446 E-mail: tvanpelt@cfidc.org Washington, D.C.–The U.S. House of Representatives has reauthorized the Head Start program and rejected attempts to undermine the U.S. Constitution by voting down an amendment that would allow federal dollars be used in the program to hire and fire teachers and low income …

CFI Calls for Repeal of Federal Ban on Abortion Procedure
April 30, 2007 by

Contact: Toni Van Pelt Phone: (202) 546-2330 Cell: (727) 278-8446 E-mail: tvanpelt@cfidc.org Washington, D.C.–The Center for Inquiry urges the U.S. Congress to repeal the law restricting abortion that the Supreme Court upheld in its 5-4 decision in Gonzales v. Carhart . The federal law, misleadingly named the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, bans the …

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March 30, 2007 by

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Center for Inquiry Announces Spring Lecture Series
March 19, 2007 by

Public Discussions to Examine the Varieties of Unbelief in American Society Contact: Nathan Bupp Phone: (716) 636-4869 x 218 Fax: (716) 636-1733 E-mail: nbupp@centerforinquiry.net Amherst, New York (March 19, 2006)—-The recent spate of books on “The New Atheism” continues to garner national and international attention in the pages of Newsweek , Wired , The New …

Secularists of Islamic Societies Gather for Unprecedented Summit
February 9, 2007 by

Leading Dissidents to Launch Movement for Reason, Pluralism, and Freedom of Conscience Contact: Austin Dacey Phone: (212) 265-2877, ext. 11; (917) 664-3855 Fax: (716) 636-1733 E-mail: info@secularislam.org New York, N.Y.(February 09, 2007)— From Pope Benedict XVI to the Princeton historian Bernard Lewis, people are asking, What went wrong? How did Middle Eastern cultures transform from …

Center for Inquiry Committee Launches New “Jesus Project”
January 28, 2007 by

Contact: Nathan Bupp Phone: (716) 636-4869 x 218 Fax: (716) 636-1733 E-mail: nbupp@centerforinquiry.net Amherst, New York —-The Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion (CSER), a project of the Center for Inquiry/Transnational, announced at the conclusion of its January 25-28 “Scripture and Skepticism” conference at the University of California at Davis that it will begin …

Religious Scholars to Gather in January for Ground-breaking Conference in California
December 19, 2006 by

Group to launch new Jesus Project Contact: Nathan Bupp Phone: (716) 636-4869 x 218 Fax: (716) 636-1733 E-mail: nbupp@centerforinquiry.net Amherst, New York (December 19, 2006)—-The Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion (CSER), a project of the Center for Inquiry/Transnational, will host a landmark conference on critical Biblical and Qur’anic research at the University of …