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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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.
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.
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 ScienceDebate.org.
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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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.
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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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).
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.
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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