Religious Right Organization Tries to Intimidate Professor; Shamelessly Misleads Its Own Supporters
June 13, 2008 by

(Amherst, New York) — The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has recently boasted of a "victory" in protecting a college student’s rights to religious freedom. In postings on its website and in a radio broadcast on June 4, 2008, the ACLJ has trumpeted the claim that a demand letter one of its staff …

Indian Scientists Embrace Biotechnology and Ayurvedic Medicine Simultaneously, New Study Finds
May 23, 2008 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Austin Dacey, Ph.D. Representative to the United Nations Center for Inquiry          +1 (212) 504-2937 adacey@centerforinquiry.net       First-of-its-kind national survey of over 1,000 professional scientists reveals a diverse picture of belief and opinion amid dramatic cultural richness   New York, NY (May 23, 2008) — A major new survey …

CFI/CSH Applaud California Supreme Court Decision Allowing Same-Sex Marriage
May 16, 2008 by

The Center for Inquiry and the Council for Secular Humanism are proud to have filed an amicus brief on the winning side of the California Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the ban against same-sex marriage.

Free All-Day “Festival of Recovery”
April 22, 2008 by

Contact: Jim Christopher (323) 666-4295 sos [at] cfiwest.org Event to Provide Help with Addictions and Mental Health Issues April 22, 2008 (Hollywood, CA) – Famed Steve Allen Theater and the Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., 90027, will be open to the public all day (9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.), Saturday, April 26, for the …

Council for Secular Humanism Deplores Intemperate Comments from Rep. Monique Davis
April 8, 2008 by

(Amherst, New York) –Rep. Monique Davis, a Chicago Democrat and member of the Illinois legislature, stepped egregiously over the line when she verbally attacked atheist activist Rob Sherman for his religious unbelief during his testimony April 2nd to the House State Government Administration Committee, says the Council for Secular Humanism. Sherman had been testifying before …

Center for Inquiry Raises Concerns over Civics Textbook
April 8, 2008 by

(Amherst, New York) –The Center for Inquiry (CFI), an international think tank promoting science and secularism,  released a 25-page report today detailing what it calls “egregious errors” sufficient enough to warrant “immediate correction,” in a widely used civics textbook found in many secondary schools around the country, including advanced placement courses. CFI believes that the …

U.S. Must Embrace Obligations of Global Citizenship and Ratify and Apply International Treaties
April 1, 2008 by

Contact: Austin Dacey Phone: (212) 504-2945 ext. 3 E-mail: adacey [at] centerforinquiry.net Amherst, New York (March 31, 2008)—The recent United States Supreme Court decision in Medellin v. Texas, allowing the State of Texas to ignore a judgment of the International Court of Justice, highlights the country’s shameful failure to live up to its obligations as …

Center for Inquiry Challenges Junk Science in Iowa Same-Sex Marriage Case
April 1, 2008 by

Publishers of ‘Skeptical Inquirer’ Magazine, with Coalition of Scientists, Scholars, and Institutions, Defend Exclusion of Putative ‘Experts’ Amherst, New York (March 31, 2008)— The think tank Center for Inquiry filed a joint amicus brief in Iowa Supreme Court defending the exclusion of “expert” opinions by conservative religionists and others claiming to have scientific, technical, or …

Hitchens vs. Hitchens
March 26, 2008 by

Brothers will do battle over God, politics and culture GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Brothers Christopher and Peter Hitchens, both journalists and authors, couldn’t be more different and divided. A friend to both said, “one is a conservative, traditionalist, church-going Anglican; the other a liberal, louche, drinking-and-smoking atheist.” The brothers, throughout a long estrangement and recent …

Survey shows Non-Religious Outnumber Those of Every Single Faith (But One)
March 3, 2008 by

Americans’ Faiths in Flux as More Reject Their Given Religions Amherst, New York (March 3, 2008)—The most detailed estimates to date of Americans’ religious affiliations reports that a significant portion of U.S. citizens claim “none of the above,” placing the unaffiliated second only to Roman Catholics in number. Monday’s release of the 35,000-respondent U.S. Religious …