Press Release Archives for November, 2017

Atheism is Not Sedition: CFI Demands Malaysia End its Persecution of Atheists

November 27, 2017

The government of Malaysia must stop fomenting hostility toward its atheist citizens, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) warned today, following comments by a Malaysian high official claiming that atheism is a “threat" and "seditious."

Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki, the Deputy Minister of the Department of Malaysia in charge …Full Release »

Speaker Ryan Must Address Texas Tragedy with Evidence and Action, Not Prayer and Prejudice

November 07, 2017

The Center for Inquiry, one of the world’s largest secularist organizations, responded today to the remarks of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on The Ingraham Angle on Fox News, in which he championed prayer as the means for addressing national crises, and attacked “the secular left” as “sad,” …Full Release »

Statement on the Arrest of Alleged Killer of Avijit Roy

November 06, 2017

Four years ago, the Center for Inquiry formed a bond with a brilliant writer and science communicator in Bangladesh, Avijit Roy. Several atheist bloggers had been arrested for “hurting religious feelings,” and we coordinated with Avijit to organize protests in locations around the world to demand their release. 

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GOP Tax Bill Privileges Churches, Allowing Them to Electioneer, Says Center for Inquiry

November 02, 2017

The House Republican tax bill released today unconstitutionally privileges churches and other houses of worship by elevating them to a special class of nonprofit, free to electioneer for political candidates while remaining exempt from taxation, said the Center for Inquiry, characterizing the provision as a brazen sop to the …Full Release »