Blog Archives for April, 2014

Protest for Jailed Saudi Writer’s Freedom: May 3 in Washington, D.C.

Michael De Dora — April 28, 2014

The Center for Inquiry joins Muslims for Progressive Values in organizing a protest at the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington, D.C. to demand the country release jailed writer and activist Raif Badawi, and respect the fundamental human rights to freedom of religion, belief, and expression.

CFI Joins Groups in Urging Congress to Speak Out on Burma’s Persecution of Rohingya Muslims

Michael De Dora — April 25, 2014

The Center for Inquiry joins 11 religious and human rights leaders and organizations in urging House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) to bring to the floor for a vote a resolution urging the government of Burma to respect international human rights standards and end its persecution of Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic and religious minorities.

Tell Michigan Senators to Reject Government Promotion of Religious Discrimination

Michael De Dora — April 22, 2014

CFI urges Michigan residents to tell members of the Senate Committee on Finance to oppose proposals that would permit taxpayers to donate to the Boy Scouts through a box on their income tax return. 

Coalition of Experts to FDA: Protect Cancer Patients from Burzynski’s False Cures

Michael De Dora — April 16, 2014

A coalition of physicians, medical officials, scientists, and public policy experts have joined the Center for Inquiry in expressing to the Food and Drug Administration their deep concern over the FDA's recent decision to allow cancer patients access to unapproved drugs provided by Texas-based doctor Stanislaw Burzynski.

Humanist Values Championed by CFI at UN Human Rights Council

Michael De Dora — April 08, 2014

CFI addresses persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan, crackdown on free speech in Bangladesh, spread of harmful religious practices against girls, brutal human rights record in Saudi Arabia, and violence and discrimination against LGBT persons in Russia and Uganda based on “traditional values,” which are often used as a cover for religion. 

Advocacy Update — March 2014: School Vouchers, Religious Exemptions, Human Rights in Saudi Arabia

Michael De Dora — April 01, 2014

The Center for Inquiry's Office of Public Policy monthly update highlighting some of our recent activity for members and followers.