News Archives for August 2011

CFI and CSI Petition FDA to Take Action on Homeopathic Drugs

August 30, 2011

CFI and CSI have filed three separate petitions with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking that agency to address various aspects of the marketing of homeopathic drugs. Full Entry »

CFI on UN Human Rights Committee’s Strong Support for Freedom of Belief and Expression

August 04, 2011

In a move supported by the Center for Inquiry (CFI), the UN Human Rights Committee last week issued a new document strongly condemning blasphemy laws and other restrictions on freedom of belief and expression as inconsistent with existing international law. Full Entry »

Fort Bragg Officials Reverse Course, Approve Secular Festival “Rock Beyond Belief”

August 03, 2011

The secular festival Rock Beyond Belief will now come to fruition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 31, 2012, after military authorities there reversed course and approved the event that will feature an array of music and speakers including famed evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. Full Entry »

Air Force Drops Christian-Themed Nuclear Ethics Training Session

August 01, 2011

The United States Air Force has dropped its mandatory training session for nuclear missile officers after public outcry over recently released documents that showed the Air Force was using religious doctrine to justify actions by officers. Full Entry »