Press Release Archives for December, 2016

German Chancellor’s Call for Burqa Ban Denounced by Center for Inquiry

December 07, 2016

The Center for Inquiry expressed serious concerns over German chancellor Angela Merkel’s call for a ban on the wearing of the burqa.

Merkel told a conference of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, “The full-face veil is not acceptable in our country. It should be banned, wherever …Full Release »

Defeat of Discriminatory “Russell Amendment” a Key Victory for Secularism, says Center for Inquiry

December 02, 2016

The Center for Inquiry lauded the defeat of a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, known as the Russell Amendment, that would have required all federal agencies to allow religiously affiliated contractors and grantees to discriminate in hiring. CFI, which advances secular government and humanist values, was an …Full Release »