An Interview on CFI’s Office of Public Policy

November 15, 2012

Recently I had the chance to speak with SkepChick blogger and Surly-Ramics creator Amy Davis Roth regarding the Center for Inquiry's Office of Public Policy and its wide-ranging advocacy efforts.

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Islamic bloc abandons push for blasphemy ban at UN

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

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

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

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."

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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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