Egyptian man sentenced to 3 years in jail for blasphemy

October 24, 2011

A 23-year-old Egyptian man has been sentenced to three years in prison, with hard labor, for "insulting Islam" in postings on his Facebook wall.

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Massimo Pigliucci on ethics

October 17, 2011

Massimo Pigliucci, philosopher at the City University of New York, writes a series of seven essays discussing ethics on his blog Rationally Speaking.

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The ethics of drone warfare

October 07, 2011

Is there, or should there be, an ethical distinction between launching missiles from half a world away and sending fighter jets to carry out such an attack?

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Center for Inquiry Continues to Push President Obama on Federally Funded Discrimination

September 20, 2011

A coalition of 56 organizations, including the Center for Inquiry, has written Obama asking him to stop allowing religious organizations to discriminate against federally funded employees on the basis of religion.

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Egyptian man arrested for alleged blasphemy

August 22, 2011

A 23-year-old Egyptian man has been arrested by Cairo police for allegedly "insulting Islam" in postings on his Facebook wall. 

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School voucher bills swamp statehouses, face legal challenges

August 15, 2011

Statehouses across the U.S. this year have considered more bills than ever before to fund school voucher programs, though legal challenges await.

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In defense of belief

August 08, 2011

Many people in the so-called freethought movement strongly dislike the word "belief." I think this is mistaken. Here is why.

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CFI Applauds UN Body’s Strong Support for Freedom of Belief and Expression – But Remains Cautious

August 02, 2011

In a move welcomed by the Center for Inquiry, the UN Human Rights Committee has strongly condemned blasphemy laws and other restrictions on freedom of belief and expression as inconsistent with existing international law.

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A win for evolution in Texas

July 25, 2011

The Texas Board of Education has unanimously approved scientifically accurate high school biology textbook supplements from established mainstream publishers, and rejected creationist-backed supplements.

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Thirty percent of Americans are Biblical literalists

July 23, 2011

The number of Americans who believe the Bible is the literal word of God has declined eight points since 1977.

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