Press Release Archives for June, 2015

Public Health Wins Over Fear-Mongering in California: CFI Welcomes Adoption of SB 277

June 30, 2015

The Center for Inquiry welcomes California’s adoption of SB 277, which invalidates most belief-based exemptions from children’s vaccination requirements — favoring the health of California’s children over the misinformed views of vaccine opponents. The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is a national organization that advocates for public policy based on …Full Release »

CFI on Supreme Court Marriage Decision: Love Has Won the Day, Secularism Strengthened

June 26, 2015

The Center for Inquiry joins in the celebration today of the Supreme Court’s decision acknowledging that gays and lesbians are guaranteed equal marriage rights by the federal Constitution. After years of struggle, same-sex couples can now marry throughout the United States, finally receiving equal treatment and recognition from their …Full Release »

CFI: Pope’s Climate Encyclical Hampered by “Irrational Opposition” to Family Planning

June 18, 2015

The Center for Inquiry has reviewed the encyclical, Laudato Si, issued today by the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis.

The Center for Inquiry shares Pope Francis’s concern about the environment and welcomes his recognition of the scientific consensus regarding the cause of climate change, namely …Full Release »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressional Briefings on Persecution of Secularists Around the World, June 9 & 10

June 04, 2015

After the murders of three secularist bloggers in Bangladesh by Islamic extremists linked to Al Qaeda, and with many more targeted and fearing for their lives, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) and its allies will brief Members of Congress and their staffs next week on the persecution and peril …Full Release »

Center for Inquiry Applauds House Resolution Calling for Repeal of Blasphemy Laws Worldwide

June 03, 2015

A resolution calling for the repeal of blasphemy laws worldwide was introduced and assigned to committee in the U.S. House of Representatives today, a step that secular advocacy group the Center for Inquiry is heralding as a watershed moment in the global struggle for the right to free expression. …Full Release »

Amid Death Threats from Islamists, CFI Brings Secular Activist Taslima Nasrin to Safety in U.S.

June 01, 2015

Center for Inquiry Establishes New Emergency Fund for Freethought Writers Threatened by Radical Islamists

The Center for Inquiry has established an emergency fund to assist freethought activists whose lives are under threat by Islamic radicals linked to Al Qaeda in countries such as Bangladesh, where three secularist …Full Release »