Press Release Archives for May, 2015

‘Point of Inquiry’ Selected by Spotify for Launch of New Podcast Offerings

May 22, 2015

Point of Inquiry, the flagship podcast of the Center for Inquiry, has been hand-selected by the popular streaming service Spotify to be part of the launch of its new slate of offerings, which now includes podcasts. The weekly audio program features the most fascinating and brilliant minds in science, …Full Release »

Secular Celebrant Bill Passes Oregon House, Would Allow Nonreligious to Solemnize Marriages

May 19, 2015

Measure Championed by the Center for Inquiry Easily Clears House with 35 Votes in Favor

Today the Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow nonreligious Oregonians to have their marriages solemnized by a certified Secular Celebrant. The measure, championed by the secular humanist Center …Full Release »

CFI Asks Florida Court: Stop Public Funding of Christian Rehabilitation Program

May 14, 2015

The Center for Inquiry has filed a motion for summary judgment with Leon County Circuit Court in its suit to stop the public funding of explicitly religious rehabilitation programs for former prison inmates. The motion maintains that because there is no genuine dispute that the funded entities are ministries …Full Release »

Religious “Nones” Second-Largest Group in US; CFI Heralds “Tectonic Shift”

May 12, 2015

The Center for Inquiry hailed new survey data on Americans' religious affiliation from Pew showing that those who do not identify with any religion are now the second-largest group in the United States, at almost 23% of the population. CFI, an organization that advocates for science and secularism, declared …Full Release »

Al Qaeda “Blasphemy” Killings: Oppressive Governments Must Share Responsibility, Says CFI

May 04, 2015

Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the murder of several writers critical of Islam in Bangladesh and Pakistan, but while Al Qaeda and its supporters bear direct responsibility for these murders, the Center for Inquiry maintains that a contributing cause is the placation of Islamic extremists and the crackdown …Full Release »