CFI Emphasizes Gender Equality at UN Conference

July 11, 2012

The Center for Inquiry last week submitted a statement at the United Nations Economic and Social Council 2012 High-Level Segment that emphasized the importance of granting women equal rights to fostering economic and social stability.


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CFI, IHEU Deliver Joint Statement on Freedom of Expression at UN Human Rights Council

July 09, 2012

The Center for Inquiry and International Humanist and Ethical Union last week issued a joint statement during the 20th annual session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva that addressed the importance of protecting freedom of expression on the Internet.

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D.C. Voucher Program Appears Funded Despite Widespread Opposition, Serious Flaws

June 28, 2012

CFI has been working the past couple weeks with the National Coalition for Public Education to urge members of Congress to reject any funding for a controversial voucher program that funnels taxpayer dollars to private and religious schools in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, it seems our our concerns have gone ignored, and the program will receive new funding. 

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CFI Tells Obama Administration to Stand Its Ground and Finalize Birth Control Rule

June 12, 2012

The Center for Inquiry today submitted formal comments urging the Department of Health and Human Services to make final a rule requiring health insurance providers and organizations providing health care plans to cover preventive health services, such as birth control and contraception, without charging a co-payment. But to make real impact, we need your help.

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Religious belief and budget debates

May 30, 2012

Recently there has been a prominent public debate between Congressional Republicans and religious figures over the new federal budget authored by GOP Rep. Paul Ryan. Unfortunately, once again, few people are stating the obvious: that it is completely inappropriate for a public policy debate to center on the religious reasons for or against a proposed law.

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CFI, 22 Other Groups Urge Obama to Ban Anti-LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors

May 03, 2012

The Center for Inquiry today joined 22 faith and humanist groups in urging President Barack Obama to issue an executive order banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees of federal contractors.

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My speech at the Unite Women rally

May 01, 2012

I spoke this past weekend at the Unite Women rally in New York City, part of a nationwide effort to band together people against the recent attacks on women’s rights. Here is the text of my address.

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The war on women

April 25, 2012

There has been a wide range of legislative actions against women's rights, much of it from religious lawmakers, and it's about time we all worked together to fight back. The upcoming April 28 marches and rallies organized by Unite Women provide a good chance to do so -- but we can't stop there. 

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On the death of Andrew Breitbart (and others)

April 13, 2012

How we should feel when people who we believe have done great harm to society die? Some of my thoughts on the recent death of Andrew Breitbart, and others.

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CFI to HHS: Don’t Force Insurers to Pay for Acupuncture

April 05, 2012

The Center for Inquiry today wrote to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking her to reject lobbying efforts to require health insurance providers and organizations to cover acupuncture.

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