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 …

Center for Inquiry/Transnational Announces Opening of New Office of Public Policy in Washington, D.C
November 14, 2006 by

Advocacy Group Will Bring a Bold Defense of Science and Secularism to the Nation’s Capital Contact: Nathan Bupp Phone: (716) 636-4869 x 218 Fax: (716) 636-1733 E-mail: nbupp@centerforinquiry.net Washington, D.C. (November 14, 2006)—The Center for Inquiry/Transnational, a think tank devoted to promoting reason and science in all areas of human interest, announced today that it …

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 …