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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Senate Rejects Blunt Amendment

March 01, 2012

The U.S. Senate has voted 51-48 to table a proposal by Sen. Roy Blunt that would have allowed employers and health insurance providers to exclude any coverage that they deem immoral or contrary to their religious beliefs.

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Victory! Indiana House Kills Creationist Bill

February 23, 2012

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma has shelved a Senate-approved bill to allow public schools across the state to teach children the creation stories of various mainstream religions. 

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CFI Issues Statement on New HHS Regulation

February 14, 2012

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is urging the Obama Administration not to retreat any further on the new HHS regulation, and expressing its concern about the Catholic lobby's influence on public policy. 

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Indiana House Might Not Consider Creationist Bill

February 08, 2012

Lawmakers in the Indiana House of Representatives are signaling that they will not take up the creationist bill (SB 89) that passed the state Senate.

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Indiana Senate OKs Amended, but Still Flawed, Creationist Bill

February 01, 2012

The Indiana Senate on Tuesday voted 28-22 in favor of an amended version of Senate Bill 89, which would allow public schools across the state to teach children the creation stories of various mainstream religions.

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Indiana Senate Panel Approves Creationist Bill Despite Center for Inquiry’s Letter, Testimony

January 26, 2012

Despite CFI's best efforts, an Indiana Senate panel has approved a bill that would allow school boards to “require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation.”

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Poland fines pop music star for blasphemy

January 23, 2012

Poland has fined Doda for stating in an interview that the Bible is full of "unbelievable tales" that are hard to accept because "it's hard to believe in something written down by someone drunk on wine and smoking some kind of herbs."

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Center for Inquiry Urges Indiana Senators to Drop Creationist Bill

January 19, 2012

CFI has written to the ten members of the Indiana State Senate Committee on Education and Career Development urging them to withdraw or oppose a bill that would allow school boards and other authorized educational administrators "require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation."

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