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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Most likely voters—even religious—want presidential debate on science

April 03, 2012

An overwhelming majority of likely voters want American presidential candidates to debate major science-related issues, and believe such a debate is more important than one on the candidates' faith and values, according to a new national public opinion poll commissioned by

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UN Human Rights Council Again Adopts Resolution on Religious Intolerance Without Defamation Language

March 27, 2012

The United Nations Human Rights Council for the second year in a row has adopted a resolution aimed at combating religious intolerance that does not include language referring to the harmful “defamation of religions" concept.

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More Americans want less religion in political discourse

March 22, 2012

More Americans than not think political leaders are talking too much about their religious beliefs, according to a national survey released earlier this week. 

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CFI, IHEU Issue Statement on Religious Tolerance at UN Human Rights Council

March 14, 2012

The Center for Inquiry and International Humanist and Ethical Union issue a joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council urging Islamic states to protect basic human rights at home if they are truly concerned about religious tolerance.

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The Evolution of Altruism and Social Intelligence

March 06, 2012

Video of CFI-New York City's recent panel discussion on altruism, decision making, and the evolution of human cognition, featuring prominent psychologists Laurie Santos (Yale) and Felix Warneken (Harvard).

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