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 …

“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, …