Recent Entries by Sarah Kaiser

Does a Crime in a Place of Worship Deserve a Harsher Penalty?

April 02, 2014

A bill currently under consideration in New York State would increase penalties for crimes committed in "a place of religious worship," as incorporated under state law. Criminal penalties would also be increased for cemeteries or other places of burial.

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An Update From the Freethought Books Project

January 13, 2014

Since we announced in December that CFI is relaunching the Freethought Books Project, the support we've received has been huge! I wanted to take a minute, between reading letters and sending packages, to share some of the work we've done so far. 

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What Would You Do With Your $11,000 in Lost Wages?

April 05, 2013

Equal work deserves equal pay.

The National Women's Law Center is asking people to join their annual Blog for Equal Pay Day blog carnival. Their prompt (the title of this post) stems from the statistic that on average women make 77 cents for every dollar men make, amounting to just over $11,000 in lost wages each year.

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The Interfaith Movement and Where Secular Folks Fit In

December 13, 2012

Reading an article put out a few weeks ago by the Center for American Progress, I was surprised to learn statistics showing that Catholic universities have a higher percentage of Muslim students enrolled than does the average four-year institution in the United States.

To secularists, this data should be surprising. Why are religious minority students finding private Catholic institutions more welcoming than public secular ones? 

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