Secular Groups Meet with State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom

August 21, 2012

Earlier this month, representatives from several secular organizations, including the Center for Inquiry, met with the U.S. Department of State's Office of International Religious Freedom in Washington D.C. to discuss the secular community and its views on religious freedom.

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Alexander Aan is still in prison

August 16, 2012

CFI's petition to the White House on behalf of jailed Indonesian atheist Alexander Aan closed today with 8,000 signatures, well short of the 25,000 necessary to secure an official response from the Obama administration. Yet while we fell short, we are resolved to keep working his case.

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One week left to petition the White House to speak out for Alexander Aan

August 09, 2012

There is one week remaining on our petition to the White House to call upon the Indonesian government to respect the freedom and dignity of all its citizens and free Alexander Aan. 

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CFI Joins Coalition in Condemning House Reps for Muslim Brotherhood Claims

July 26, 2012

The Center for Inquiry today joined 41 religious, secular, and civil rights groups in writing to members of the U.S. House of Representatives to express our disappointment over the lawmakers' allegations that several Muslim individuals who work with the American government might be trying to spread the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.


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Five ways you can help Alexander Aan

July 14, 2012

Five ways you can help Alexander Aan, the Indonesian man recently sentenced to two years and six months in prison for allegedly "disseminating information aimed at inciting religious hatred or hostility." 

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Alexander Aan writes letter from Indonesian prison

July 14, 2012

Alexander Aan, the Indonesian civil servant sentenced to two years and six months in jail for "disseminating information aimed at inciting religious hatred and animosity," has reportedly penned a letter from his prison cell.

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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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