News Archives for August 2015

A Milestone in International Freethought: CFI Branch Established in Pakistan

August 31, 2015

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a flashpoint for almost all of the issues we work on at the Center for Inquiry. In Pakistan, blasphemy is a crime, and a charge regularly invoked to persecute atheists, secularists, and political and religious dissidents. It is a deeply religious country, with extremist forms of Islam holding enormous sway over the public and the government. At the same time, pseudoscientific medical practices are common, as is belief in things like witchcraft and anti-vaccination conspiracies. It is a country that badly needs an infusion of reason, science, and humanist values. Full Entry »

Cause & Effect: The CFI Newsletter - No. 38

August 21, 2015

Taking on big challenges in free expression and pseudoscience. Full Entry »

Cause & Effect: The CFI Newsletter - No. 37

August 07, 2015

Freethought moves way forward, Ta-Nehisi Coates on Point of Inquiry, and more! Full Entry »