Blog Archives for March 2012

UN Human Rights Council Again Adopts Resolution on Religious Intolerance Without Defamation Language

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 27, 2012

The United Nations Human Rights Council for the second year in a row has adopted a resolution aimed at combating religious intolerance that does not include language referring to the harmful “defamation of religions" concept.

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More Americans want less religion in political discourse

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 22, 2012

More Americans than not think political leaders are talking too much about their religious beliefs, according to a national survey released earlier this week. 

CFI, IHEU Issue Statement on Religious Tolerance at UN Human Rights Council

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 14, 2012

The Center for Inquiry and International Humanist and Ethical Union issue a joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council urging Islamic states to protect basic human rights at home if they are truly concerned about religious tolerance.

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The Evolution of Altruism and Social Intelligence

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 06, 2012

Video of CFI-New York City's recent panel discussion on altruism, decision making, and the evolution of human cognition, featuring prominent psychologists Laurie Santos (Yale) and Felix Warneken (Harvard).

Senate Rejects Blunt Amendment

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 01, 2012

The U.S. Senate has voted 51-48 to table a proposal by Sen. Roy Blunt that would have allowed employers and health insurance providers to exclude any coverage that they deem immoral or contrary to their religious beliefs.