On International Blasphemy Rights Day, the Center for Inquiry is upgrading its program to help people escape from oppressive countries where their atheism could be a death sentence. A dozen people (and, in some cases, their families)...Show More Summary
In a talk for the Center for Inquiry given this past July, James Croft spoke about the best methods of persuasion to convince people to adopt our positions:
In a talk for the Center for Inquiry given this past April, Aron Ra spoke about the battle to counter the teaching of Creationism in Texas:
Dr. Paul Offit is one of the foremost defenders of vaccines. In 2014, he gave a talk at the Center for Inquiry about how a preventable disease had a resurgence in Philadelphia more than two decades earlier, in large part due to irresponsible...Show More Summary
The Center For Inquiry is calling for the resignation of Democratic National Committee CFO Brad Marshall after a leaked email from him suggested "someone" should ask Bernie Sanders at a public event if he believed in God, hoping his reluctance to give an enthusiastic "Yes!" would hurt him in the primaries.
The European Parliament inquiry into the Panama Papers revelations, which begins Tuesday (July 12) has heard calls for both the Panama Government and the law firm at the center of the scandal to be called to Europe to testify, Sputnik has been told.
More than a year ago, the NASA Astrobiology Program gave a $1.108 million grant to the Center for Theological Inquiry so that they could study how the discovery of extraterrestrial life would impact Christianity.If that doesn't make any sense to you, you're not alone.
Thank goodness for Omar. Jimmy's eager assistant will do just about anything for his boss, be it ordering supplies, organizing a de facto call center to field inquiries from Sandpiper residents, or helping U-Haul office furniture around when he should be at home with his kids.On this fine Santa Fe... More »
Over the weekend, I posted the latest podcast episode: an interview with the Center For Inquiry's new CEO Robyn Blumner. In addition to her own background and the future of the organization, I knew I wanted to talk to her about the flak Richard Dawkins receives online for some of the things he tweets. Show More Summary
Our latest podcast guest is Robyn Blumner, the newly appointed CEO of the Center For Inquiry. Robyn spent 16 years as a nationally syndicated columnist and editorial writer at the Tampa Bay Times newspaper, where she wrote a lot about civil liberties, church/state separation, and free speech issues. Show More Summary
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says two E. coli outbreaks connected to Chipotle Mexican Grill appear to be over. However, even after a three-month investigation, the ingredient responsible for the contamination has never been identified. Show More Summary
Categories: Feminism A few days ago, I wrote about two disappointing developments: that the Center for Inquiry had merged with the Richard Dawkins Foundation (with Dawkins joining their Board of Directors), and... (Read more...)
Two major atheist groups, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science and the Center for Inquiry, have announced that they will be merging into one organization, with a mission to promote the continued ascent of secularism in America.
Categories: Religion Skepticism Good news for those of you who were worried that Richard Dawkins had flushed all his credibility as a rational person down the toilet by telling the mothers of people with Downs... (Read more...)
It’s like a royal wedding in the small world of atheist organizations: The Center for Inquiry and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science are merging to form the largest reason-based organization in the U.S. The new organization...Show More Summary
Back in March, the Center For Inquiry's CEO Ron Lindsay announced that he'd be retiring at the end of the year, voluntarily stepping down as head of one of the largest Humanist organizations in the world. There was no hint of who would take his place or what big changes would occur after he left.But that's changing today. Show More Summary
Our latest podcast guest is Michael De Dora, director of the Center for Inquiry’s Office of Public Policy and CFI’s representative to the United Nations. He’s currently the president of the UN’s NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief. Show More Summary
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:
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
David Drumm was once one of Ireland's most powerful and wealthy bankers; fled for Boston in 2009 amid inquiries into Anglo Irish Bank