News Archives for May 2017

Tell Your Senators to Reverse Trump’s Religious Discrimination Order

May 19, 2017

Earlier this month, President Trump issued an executive order “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.” In reality, this order declares this administration’s intent to privilege religion over all other concerns. 

The order is intended to ease the restrictions on politicking by tax exempt religious institutions and “provide regulatory relief” …Full Entry »

CFI Joins Petition Urging Denmark to Repeal Blasphemy Law

May 15, 2017

A coalition of writers, publishers, academics, and human rights advocates today issued a petition urging the Danish Parliament to approve a bill (L 170) that would repeal the blasphemy ban in section 140 of the Danish criminal code, punishing “Any person who, in public, ridicules or insults the dogmas …Full Entry »

Coalition to Congress: Protect Foreign Assistance for Women and Girls

May 02, 2017

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) was amongst 124 organizations to issue a joint statement calling on Congress and other officials to support a robust U.S. foreign assistance budget in the Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations process, specifically regarding women and girls around the world.

In our statement, we …Full Entry »

CFI Advocacy Update — April 2017

May 01, 2017

Welcome to the Office of Public Policy’s monthly Advocacy Update. The Office of Public Policy (OPP) is the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy arm of the Center for Inquiry (CFI). Our mandate is to advocate for reason, science, and humanist values at all levels of government — statehouses, Congress, the Administration, and the …Full Entry »