Leading Authors, Social Critics to Address Backlash Against Secularism
October 3, 2007 by

"Secular Society and Its Enemies" Conference to be held in New York City Overlooking the site of 9/11 New York, New York (October 3, 2007)-The think tank Center for Inquiry will hold a major conference, "The Secular Society and Its Enemies," to address the alarming abandonment of Western secular values in a world increasingly mired …

Secular Humanism’s Elder Statesman Responds to “The New Atheism”
July 30, 2007 by

New Position Paper Explores the Historical, Cultural, Ethical, and Scientific Dimensions of Secular Humanism Amherst, New York (July 30, 2007) —The Center for Inquiry/Transnational, a think tank devoted to promoting reason and science, has responded to the recent cultural phenomenon known as “The New Atheism” with a position paper, titled “What Is Secular Humanism?” The …

Council for Secular Humanism Criticizes Supreme Court’s Decision to Impede Establishment-Clause Challenges
June 25, 2007 by

Amherst, New York (June 25, 2007)—The Council for Secular Humanism, Inc., a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote religious liberty by enforcing the separation between church and state, criticized Monday’s 5-4 Supreme Court ruling that federal taxpayers do not have the right to challenge expenditures made by the Executive Branch that are arguably in violation …

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 …