Press Release Archives for October, 2012

“Nones” to Argue for Equality in Solemnizing Marriages in Indiana Court

October 19, 2012

Arguments in a court case that will decide the equality of Indiana’s nonreligious in the solemnizing of marriages will be heard Monday at 10 am ET in Indianapolis. In May of this year, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) filed a complaint in US District Court challenging a state law that …Full Release »

The Folly of Phrenology, Celebrity Psychics, and the Singularity Exposed in “Skeptical Inquirer”

October 18, 2012

The nineteenth-century fascination with phrenology, a thoroughly discredited pseudoscience for studying the human mind, is explored in all its strangeness in the latest edition of Skeptical Inquirer, the leading magazine of science and skepticism. This same issue also takes on many of our modern obsessions with the outrageous and implausible, …Full Release »

Secular “Nones” Close to Raising $1 Million Walking for the Fight Against Cancer

October 16, 2012

An alliance of organizations representing a key segment of American “nones”—the 1 in 5 Americans who claim no religious affiliation, including atheists and humanists—is taking action in the fight against cancer. Coalescing under the auspices of the Foundation Beyond Belief, a charitable freethought organization, teams associated with the secular movement …Full Release »

Rise in Religiously Unaffiliated Holds Promise for the Future, Says Secular Organization

October 09, 2012

A new survey showing that just under 20 percent of American adults claim no religious affiliation was heralded by the Center for Inquiry, an international organization advocating for science, reason, and secular values. 

Data released today by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life showed that the religiously …Full Release »

Free Expression and Blasphemy Rights Defended in Newly Launched Campaign

October 01, 2012

“Campaign for Free Expression” to Combat Restrictions on Religious Criticism, Organize on Behalf of Persecuted Religious Dissidents

To fight the efforts of governments to criminalize speech critical of religion, and to push back against calls for global restrictions on free speech, the Center for Inquiry launches the Campaign …Full Release »