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Podcast Ep. 93: Robyn Blumner, CEO of the Center For Inquiry

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

CDC Concludes Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Inquiry, Stock Price Surges On News

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

NECSS Dumps Richard Dawkins Over Hate Tweet

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...)

Richard Dawkins Foundation to Merge With Atheist Group to Promote Secularism in America

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.

Center for Inquiry Merges with Richard Dawkins & His Twitter Account

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...)

Atheists Form Super Group, Name Woman To Top Leadership Role

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Richard Dawkins Foundation to Merge with Center For Inquiry; RDF President Robyn Blumner Named CEO

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

Podcast Ep. 85: Michael De Dora, CFI Public Policy Director and UN Representative

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

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'

5 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

7 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…

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