Press Release Archives for May, 2009

CFI Offers Cautious Support for Supreme Court Nominee

May 26, 2009

Says Senate Judiciary Committee Should Question Sotomayor on Church-State Separation
Amherst, New York (May 26, 2009)—The Center for Inquiry, a group committed to fostering a secular society, has today congratulated President Obama for his nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice David Souter …Full Release »

‘Witchcraft and its Impact on Development’ Seminar to Combat Superstition-Based Atrocities in Africa

May 26, 2009

Seminar Launches New Ongoing Campaign in Fight Against Fear and ‘Magic’

  • What: CFI Seminar, “Witchcraft and its Impact on Development”
  • When: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009
  • Where: SWAA-Ghana, Kokomlemle, near the Challenge Bookshop, Accra, Greater Accra, …Full Release »

The Secularist Objection to Faith-Based Funding

May 19, 2009

Amherst, NY --Coming on the heels of a new Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life report that explores the debate over whether and how the government should fund faith-based institutions, Free Inquiry magazine, published by the Council for Secular Humanism, takes a careful yet critical look …Full Release »

Historic Ingersoll Museum to open May 23; Enters Its Sixteenth Season

May 13, 2009

Freethought Trail, Newly Installed High-Definition Video Launches Spring Tourist Season

The Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum in Dresden, N.Y., kicks off its 16th season at noon Saturday, May 23. The museum tells the life story of Robert Green Ingersoll, nationally famed freethinker and …Full Release »

CFI Pleased with Obama’s Decision on National Day of Prayer, Still Objects to Government Endorsement

May 07, 2009

(Amherst, New York) -- The Center for Inquiry commends President Obama for deciding to scale back the observance of today’s National Day of Prayer. Past observances have included an ecumenical service in the East Room of the White House each year on the first Thursday of May. This year …Full Release »