July 01, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday issued a finalized birth control rule, which requires all employers — apart from houses of worship and religiously affiliated organizations — to provide employees contraceptive coverage without charging a co-payment. The announcement marks the end of a nearly two-year regulatory battle between HHS officials and advocacy groups, including the Center for Inquiry (CFI).
May 09, 2013
Some thoughts on Greta Christina's recent blog post discussing the issue of whether it would be "mission drift" for atheist and skeptic organizations to engage in social justice activism.
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May 01, 2013
On May 2, CFI and other organizations will take part in protests around the world against the persecution of atheist bloggers and other dissidents in Bangladesh.
Dr. Avijit Roy is a Bangladeshi writer perhaps best known for founding Mukto-Mona.com, a website for freethinkers of Bengali and South Asian descent. Over the past several weeks he has been an extremely important contact for the Center for Inquiry, providing us with critical updates regarding the situation in Bangladesh, and connecting us with people in Bangladesh who are in need of assistance. The following is a guest post from Dr. Roy, originally posted at his blog.
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March 27, 2013
A brief response to Erick Erickson, who claims that marriage equality is incompatible with religious freedom.
March 25, 2013
In gearing up for a final vote on the 2014 Budget Resolution, U.S. Senate this past weekend conducted a 13-hour voting session -- commonly referred to as "vote-a-rama" -- during which it rejected a school voucher amendment.
March 18, 2013
Dr. Elizabeth O'Casey, CFI's representative at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, reports that the European Union has rejected an attempt to include non-religious persons in a resolution on freedom of religion or belief.
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March 13, 2013
In a move that should draw praise from secularists, the White House confirmed today that it would appoint Melissa Rogers as the new director of the federal Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Rogers will replace Joshua DuBois, who stepped down last month.
March 04, 2013
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, which Congress approved last week, includes important language which prevents groups that receive federal funds from discriminating based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or gender identity.
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February 13, 2013
Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would allow taxpayer money to go towards the rebuilding of houses of worship. Here's why the Center for Inquiry (CFI) opposed this measure.
February 01, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the birth control rule that alters what HHS considers as a "religious employer," and clarifies how coverage should be set up for employees of organizations that are exempt from the rule.
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