Nearly a decade ago, Reed College student Leslie Zukor began a fascinating project. She knew that most prison libraries were full of religious books, often donated by church groups, and she wanted to offer prisoners an alternative. So...Show More Summary
Today, the Center For Inquiry launched an ad campaign in New York City's Times Square reminding everyone that atheists, too, can take part in this season of gratitude and giving. The 15-second (silent) video ad includes the message: "Millions show love and gratitude without God" and features a mother hugging her daughter.
There are three inquiries in Australia into institutional responses to sexual abuse of children. Cardinal George Pell is the centre of the controversy for his approach to offenders and victims.
Former Congressman and right-wing blowhard Allen West was in Washington, D.C. today and he saw something that disturbed him: One of the bus ads from the Center for Inquiry's new ad campaign: West wrote on Facebook:
American college students are about equally divided between those who identify as religious, as secular and those who say they are spiritual but not religious, according to a new survey supported by the Center for Inquiry at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.
You may recall that a few months ago, Point of Inquiry hosts Chris Mooney and Indre Viskontas and producer Adam Isaak resigned due to Center for Inquiry CEO Ron Lindsay’s tone deaf comments about women. Well, the team has just officially launched their new venture, Inquiring Minds, in collaboration with Mother Jones and The Climate Desk. Show More Summary
You may have heard about how Coptic Christian churches have been under attack in Egypt -- just read the lede in this Wall Street Journal article: Osama Makram Amin woke to the sound of gunfire, looked out his window and saw what he says were young men throwing gasoline bombs at the nearby Coptic Christian church. Awful stuff. Show More Summary
CALL CENTERS: Questions are swirling over how call centers for Obamacare will operate across the country By Shelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog Oregonians working for a call center set up to field inquiries about the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act will be glad to know they are getting health insurance. Oregon is one of 17 states...
As many of you know, Ron Lindsay, CEO of The Center for Inquiry made some opening remarks at Women in Secularism 2 that shocked and offended a large portion of the audience, a majority of the speakers and many feminists and onlookers in the secular community. Show More Summary
As expected, the Board of Directors of the Center for Inquiry apparently met to discuss the matter of CEO Ron Lindsay's opening remarks at the Women in Secularism 2 conference. They have released a statement following their meeting, and you can find the Board's statement here. Sounds good to me. Show More Summary
Quick recap for those who haven’t been following this: Ron Lindsay, CEO of Center for Inquiry, opened the Women in Secularism conference by lecturing the women on the dangers of silencing men by talking about “privilege.” When he was...Show More Summary
Prince Controversy Live (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I wrote a post yesterday in which I encouraged those of us in the atheist community to think twice about marginalizing those among us engaged in activism. While we can (and should) express...Show More Summary
In the aftermath of the unfortunate introduction at Women in Secularism 2, a group of speakers have written and signed a joint letter to the Center for Inquiry’s board of directors, detailing their objections to Ron Lindsay’s offensive remarks and what they’re asking the board to do. I highly recommend reading the full text of [...]
This past weekend, I was in Washington, D.C. for the second Women in Secularism conference, sponsored by the Center for Inquiry. As promised, here’s my report. I was expecting the conference to be overwhelmingly attended by women, but I was pleasantly surprised that there was only a slight majority of women over men, maybe 55-45 [...]
A number of people have taken to Twitter to call for the resignation or ouster of Ron Lindsay from the Center for Inquiry (CFI). He has even been labeled a misogynist for his remarks at Women in Secularism 2. I am concerned that he may be forced out, and so I wrote to the CFI to express my support. Show More Summary
As you can see in the following Twitter exchange, captured by Elevatorgate, it sounds like the Women in Secularism 2 conference got off to an interesting start yesterday. Dr. Ron Lindsay, president and CEO of the Center for Inquiry, opened the conference. Show More Summary
The Secular Coalition for America has a Washington DC-based office headed by Edwina Rogers. The Center for Inquiry also has a DC-based Office of Public Policy headed by Michael De Dora. And the American Humanist Association is basedShow More Summary
Tomorrow, a coalition of atheist and secularist groups will hold (mostly) coordinated protests on behalf of the jailed atheist bloggers in Bangladesh. My employer, the Center for Inquiry, is among those leading the effort. I'm writing...Show More Summary