News Archives for April 2012

URGENT: Add Your Voice to Support Jailed Atheist in Indonesia

April 25, 2012

In January, Alexander Aan, a 30-year-old in West Sumatra, Indonesia, posted messages to Facebook expressing his lack of belief in God, as well as some satirical cartoons about the prophet Muhammad, and as a result was attacked by an angry mob and then arrested by police under the charge of blasphemy. CFI wants to make the voices of those who support Alexander loud and clear to the Indonesian government. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is organizing a letter-writing campaign on Alexander’s behalf, and we at CFI urge you to take part. Full Entry »

Harmed by Homeopathy? CFI Wants to Hear from You

April 18, 2012

The Canadian affiliate of the Center for Inquiry (CFI) recently announced that it is lending its scientific support to assist with a monumental $30 million lawsuit against two Canadian retailers for their peddling of a useless homeopathic product in violation of consumer protection laws. Oscillococcinum, a product marketed as a remedy for flu-like symptoms, is in reality merely sugar water with no medicinal properties whatsoever (other than a possible placebo effect). The lawsuit is being filed against Shoppers Drug Mart and Boiron Canada for their sale and marketing of this product. Full Entry »

Center for Inquiry supports Unite Women: Rallies Nationwide on April 28

April 16, 2012

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is proud to lend its support to an effort aimed at disarming that weapon and reasserting every woman’s right to equal treatment in all areas of society, be it health care, employment, family or any other arena in which women’s basic humanity is subject to denigration or denial. CFI is delighted to join with the Unite Women campaign as an endorsing organization. Full Entry »

CFI’s “Living without Religion” Ad Wins Readers’ Choice Award

April 03, 2012

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is proud to share with you that CFI’s advertisement for the Living without Religion campaign was voted Favorite Atheist/Agnostic Ad by the readers of the Agnosticism and Atheism website. Nominated along with three other ads, CFI’s Living without Religion won with an overwhelming majority, garnering 55 percent of votes from the community. Full Entry »