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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...)

Get Your Free “Vaccinate” Stickers

You know you want this sticker: The Center For Inquiry will send you two of them for free (so you can give one to a friend) -- all you have to do is fill out this form!

Center For Inquiry is Offering Free Membership to Students Right Now

This is a pretty sweet deal: If you're a high school or college student, you can become a member of the Center for Inquiry for free through the end of March!

Michael Urie Helms 'What's Your Emergency' Web Series, To Debut This Month

It's been estimated that 240 million calls are made to 911 in the U.S. each year. Still, only a select few have been privy to the behind-the-scenes goings-on at the call centers responsible for handling those emergency inquiries. AnShow More Summary

On The Assassination of Comedians

In response to the vicious murder of 10 artists working for Charlie Hebdo and 2 police officers protecting the satirical magazine’s offices, CEO of the Center for Inquiry Ronald A. Lindsay said, “We are heartbroken by the unthinkable...Show More Summary

Forget North Korean Threats; Center For Inquiry Tells Sony Pictures It’ll Gladly Screen The Interview

Yesterday, as Sony Pictures announced that it would not release the Seth Rogan/James Franco movie The Interview because of threats from North Korea, the Center for Inquiry stepped up and said it would be glad to host screenings of the film:

Minnesota County Sued for Denying Atheists the Ability to Officiate a Wedding

Earlier this 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 officiate...Show More Summary

U.S. Authorities Seek Data on Indymedia Athens

On September 5, the U.S. Department of Justice issued to the organization and Web hosting provider May First an inquiry about one of its members, Greece-based Center for Independent Media Athens, also known as Indymedia Athens. Founded in 2005, May First is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide cooperative Internet services, such as...

U.S. Air Force Violates Constitution by Requiring Enlistees to Swear "So Help Me God."

5 months agoNews : Reason

In a letter to the Secretary of the Air Force the secular humanist group the Center for Inquiry (CFI) cites the case of an atheist airman who was, allegedly, denied reenlistment because he refused o utter "So help me God" when affirming his oath to defend the Constitution. Show More Summary

Center for Inquiry’s Director of Public Policy Michael De Dora Elected President of UN Religious Freedom Committee

This is just exciting news all around: Michael De Dora, the Center For Inquiry's director of public policy, was just elected to serve as president of the United Nation's NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief, a position that will really let him advocate for freedom from religion as much as freedom of it:

A New Bill in Ohio Will Allow Atheists to Solemnize Marriages

With an Appeals Court overturning Indiana's ban on Secular Celebrants performing wedding ceremonies this week, the Center For Inquiry is now setting its sights on Ohio, where a similar ban is still in effect. There's no lawsuit this time, though. They're doing this one legislatively with the help of State Rep. Mike Foley (D):

9/11 Conspiracy Theory May Finally Be Settled On November Ballot

Out of the cheese plate, onto the ballot. This November, New Yorkers may vote on a referendum that would force further inquiry into the collapse of 7 World Trade Center on 9/11, thanks to a group called NYC Coalition for Accountability Now. [ more › ]

Texas Monthly: Powers Misled Admissions Investigation

AUSTIN, Texas--In an article published by Texas Monthly today profiling embattled UT Regent Wallace Hall, who uncovered evidence of legislative clout abuse in admissions and is at the center of an impeach inquiry for his work, it was revealed that resigning UT President Bill Powers reportedly "misled" investigators. Show More Summary

The Woman Saudi Arabia Tried to Shut Up: An Interview with Josephine Macintosh

Last month, I wrote about the remarkable events at the UN Human Rights Council, where Saudi Arabia attempted to shout down Josephine Macintosh, a representative of my employer the Center for Inquiry, as she delivered a forceful statement...Show More Summary

Join Amy Tonight in Los Angeles for LAWAAG

Categories: Activism Events Tags: LAWAAG Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad here, right now: $0 Tonight at 7pm at The Center for Inquiry in Los Angeles, LAWAAG is having it’s first meet-up. If you are in the Los Angeles area and primarily identify as a woman, come on down and say hello. Show More Summary

Civil Rights & LGBT Groups Denounce Hobby Lobby Ruling By Supreme Court

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Center For Inquiry Today the Court made clear it does not view Americans’ access to medically necessary health care as a compelling government interest, and announced loud and clear that the religious preferences of employers take preference over the health needs of workers. Show More Summary

Whole Foods Fined $800,000 For Ripping Off Customers In California

Whole Foods has just been fined $800,000 after a state investigations determined the supermarket chain has been overcharging its customers. The inquiry into Whole Foods stores centered around branches in California who have allegedly been charging more for products than the advertised price. According to Money MSN News, the hefty fine is now due and

Saudi Arabia Tries to Shout Down Center for Inquiry at UN Human Rights Council

Yesterday, we got a rare glimpse of how sensitive Saudi Arabia is to its human rights abuses being exposed. At a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, a representative of my organization, the Center for Inquiry, was repeatedly shouted...Show More Summary

Center For Inquiry Launches Campaign to “Keep Health Care Safe and Secular”

A new campaign launched by the Center For Inquiry aims to educate the public on the importance of keeping health care "safe and secular": I can't stress how broad this campaign is -- and it needs to be. Atheists and skeptics should be concerned with any number of health care-related issues.

On Paying Your Atheist Speakers

I was at Women in Secularism 3 this last weekend, a fantastic and nearly flawless conference put on by the Center for Inquiry. I greatly enjoyed every part of it (including Ron Lindsay’s opening speech). I intend to write a longer report later, but first: On a Sunday panel, there was a question from an [Read More...]

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