No Flag Large Enough to Cover the Shame - Guest Post from Dr. Avijit Roy

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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Marriage equality and religious freedom are compatible

March 27, 2013

A brief response to Erick Erickson, who claims that marriage equality is incompatible with religious freedom. 

 

 

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Senate Rejects School Voucher Amendment

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. 

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The UN’s Silence on Discrimination and Violence Against Non-Believers

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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Secularists Should Welcome Church-State Expert As New Head of Faith-Based Office

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.

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Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Bars Federally Funded Religious Discrimination

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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Why CFI Opposed H.R. 592

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.

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Center for Inquiry Concerned With New Accommodations on Birth Control Rule

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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UN Approves Landmark Measure Calling for Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation

January 02, 2013

In a move welcomed by the Center for Inquiry (CFI), the United Nations General Assembly has adopted by consensus its first-ever text caling for a global end to female genital mutilation. 


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Disgraceful Reactions to a Tragedy

December 14, 2012

Religious figures  Bryan Fischer and Mike Huckabee react to the deadly shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut by blaming separation of church and state.

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