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Center For Inquiry Opens Humanists Orphans Center in Kenya

The Center For Inquiry affiliate in Kenya has a really wonderful project to help "vulnerable children living in disadvantaged areas to make them realize their potential" -- and it just grew bigger with the opening of the Humanist Orphans Center: CFI-Kenya's Executive Director George Ongere explains what they were doing before and what's happening now:

Farming Fits Veterans and Veterans Fit Farming

The Center for Rural Affairs has worked to support and assist beginning farmers and ranchers for over 25 years. And increasingly, beginning farmer and rancher inquiries come from military veterans. They have the same needs as other new farmers: access to land, financing and information. Show More Summary

Irish banker at center of scandal arrested in Mass.

David Drumm was once one of Ireland's most powerful and wealthy bankers; fled for Boston in 2009 amid inquiries into Anglo Irish Bank

Farming Fits Veterans and Veterans Fit Farming

The Center for Rural Affairs has focused on beginning farmers since 1990, when we analyzed the changing age of farmers. In 2009 we noticed an increasing number of inquiries from military veterans about how to start farming, while asking...Show More Summary

The Real Skeptics Behind the AP Decision to Put an End to the Term 'Climate Skeptics'

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

You can’t be skeptical of truly established science, say the members of the Center for Skeptical Inquiry.

Center For Inquiry Gets AP To Change Style Manual. But They Got It Wrong

By “they” I mean AP. But, really, CFI kinda messed this up too. Put this one on your list of examples of effective activism that backfired. AP is throwing out the correct term, ‘denier’ in favor of a bogus term, to describe climate science deniers. CFI wanted them tobstop using ‘skeptic’. But the baby got…

Bill Nye Discusses Changing the World with Science

At the Center For Inquiry Summit in 2013, Bill Nye spoke about changing the world with science.His lecture is now online. Which is great, since you don't have any other plans for Sunday morning.

I Could Binge-Watch This Series About an Atheist Coming Out on Her 18th Birthday

Earlier this year, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Center For Inquiry announced a contest to create a fictional, likable atheist. There were so many angry, bitter ones on scripted television; it was about time for a change.They...Show More Summary

MSNBC Discusses the Attacks on Bangladeshi Atheist Bloggers

Kudos to MSNBC for discussing the brutal slayings of atheist bloggers in Bangladesh.They brought in the Center For Inquiry's Michael De Dora this morning to shed light on this issue. It comes just days after the latest tragedy:

Russia Says 23 Are Now Dead After Collapse of Barracks

5 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Criminal inquiries are underway as investigators search for the cause of a disaster at the Russian military’s main training center for airborne forces.

'It Should Be Shut Down': Untold Misery at UK Immigration Center

A leaked report by the United Nations special rapporteur on violence against women calls for an urgent independent inquiry into Yarl’s Wood immigration center in the UK that detains around 400 women.

Skeptics Dare Heartland Institute to Take Up $25,000 Climate Challenge

This is a press release from the Center for Inquiry: Skeptics Dare Heartland Institute to Take Up $25,000 Climate Challenge A leading science advocacy group is throwing down the gauntlet to the Heartland Institute, a group that claims that global warming stopped in 1998, with a stark, simple challenge: If the 30-year average global land…

Support CFI’s Freethought Rescue Project

In light of the continuing murders of atheists in Bangladesh and the apathy of the Bangladeshi government, the Center for Inquiry has launched a very worthy project: a Freethought Rescue Fund to bring threatened activists to the U.S. or other secular-friendly countries and help them live here in safety. (At least one of the murdered [Read More...]

A Judge Dismissed Their Lawsuit, but Atheists Won the Ability to Officiate Weddings in Minnesota County

Last year, the Center For Inquiry won a lawsuit against the state of Indiana, giving non-religious people who were Secular Celebrants the ability to officiate weddings. Before they stepped in, the only way an atheist could officiateShow More Summary

There’s Definitely Some Magic Involved

Maybe his show, too, will vanish in a puff of smoke... (Via Joe Nickell at the Center For Inquiry)

How the FDA Can More Effectively Regulate Homeopathic Products

Earlier today, the Food and Drug Administration held a public hearing on the topic of "Homeopathic Product Regulation" and the Center For Inquiry's Michael De Dora offered testimony on the issue. Since banning homeopathic medicine is out of the question, what should the government do? De Dora offered these suggestions:

Center For Inquiry Will Testify Against Homeopathy During Upcoming FDA Hearings

The Food and Drug Administration has finally decided to hold public hearings regarding the regulation of homeopathic drugs, and it's good to know that the Center For Inquiry, which has long campaigned against the selling of the expensive placebo masquerading as real medicine, will be providing testimony:

Softbank’s Supercomputer Solution for Call Centers Is Elementary: Watson

Tired of waiting on hold while telephone operators handle inquiries from other callers? SoftBank is looking for another hi-tech solution to improve customer service, this time using a supercomputer rather than a robot.

American Atheists’ Outreach at CPAC: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Conservatives? I Am.

Categories: Activism Religion Skepticism Tags: atheismFeaturedpolitics I first connected with Jamila Bey because of Skepchick. Back in late 2005 or early 2006, months before working for the Center for Inquiry, I responded to a journalist’s request on a Black Freethinkers... (Read more...)

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