Blog Archives for October 2012

Islamic bloc abandons push for blasphemy ban at UN

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
October 18, 2012

In important but underreported news, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has abandoned its push for a global ban on blasphemy at the United Nations.

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Center for Inquiry Issues New Position Paper on School Vouchers

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
October 16, 2012

The Center for Inquiry's Office of Public Policy has released a new position paper critical of school voucher programs that divert taxpayer dollars from the public education system to private and religious schools. 

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Some thoughts on the Nones

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
October 09, 2012

A couple thoughts on today's survey from the Pew Research Center that shows one in five Americans are unaffiliated with any religious tradition.

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Secular Groups Release First Annual Report on Global Discrimination Against the Nonreligious

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
October 02, 2012

Five prominent secular groups -- the Center for Inquiry, American Humanist Association, International Humanist and Ethical Union, Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and the Secular Coalition for America -- release a 45-page collaborative report titled, "2012 Report on Discrimination against Atheists, Humanists, and the Nonreligious."