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October 06, 2017
Atheists Warn Louisiana District Against Multiple First Amendment Violations
No school district has the right to force students to obey a "patriotic" ritual or...
July 22, 2016
An Atheist Just Sued the State of Illinois for Not Allowing Secular Celebrants to Solemnize Marriages
In Illinois, the only way atheists can have their weddings solemnized is by going to...
May 19, 2016
Bangladeshi Blogger Shammi Haque, Threatened for Her Secular Views, Granted Asylum in Germany
Shammi Haque is one of several Bangladeshi atheist bloggers whose life is currently in danger....
July 10, 2014
The Woman Saudi Arabia Tried to Shut Up: An Interview with Josephine Macintosh
Last month, I wrote about the remarkable events at the UN Human Rights Council, where...
June 25, 2014
What Made Saudi Arabia Panic at the UN Human Rights Council?
[Note: This is an expansion on a previous post, meant to give full context and...
June 24, 2014
Saudi Arabia Tries to Shout Down Center for Inquiry at UN Human Rights Council
Yesterday, we got a rare glimpse of how sensitive Saudi Arabia is to its human...
June 22, 2014
Making #TwitterTheocracy about Pakistan and Blasphemy Laws
Secular organizations came together last week to support a campaign (going by "#TwitterTheocracy") that addressed...
June 04, 2014
Center For Inquiry Launches Campaign to “Keep Health Care Safe and Secular”
A new campaign launched by the Center For Inquiry aims to educate the public on...
February 06, 2014
President Obama, at Prayer Breakfast, Defends Rights of Those with ‘No Faith At All’
Let us take it as a given that the President of the United States’ participation...
January 09, 2014
Secular Wedding Celebrants May Soon Become a Reality in New Jersey
While Chris Christie attempts to fire and flail his way out of his bridge scandal,...
December 30, 2013
Imprisonment for Blasphemy and Religious Dissent Around the World Detailed in New Report
Human Rights Without Frontiers International, a Brussels-based nonprofit, has released a rather comprehensive report on...
December 26, 2013
Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi Faces Apostasy Charges, Could Be Executed
Saudi blogger and religious dissident Raif Badawi has been cruelly punished and toyed with by...
December 25, 2013
How Atheists Celebrate the Holidays (Or Don’t), at HuffPost Live
Are you celebrating Christmas today? Atheists' experience of the holiday of course runs that gamut,...
December 23, 2013
Center for Inquiry New Year’s Ad in Times Square Wishes Everyone ‘Peace and Enlightenment’
My organization, the Center for Inquiry, is capping off its Living without Religion campaign with one last ad...
December 17, 2013
After Getting Rejected by One Company, Atheist Billboards Go Up in Vancouver Through a Different Vendor
Earlier this month, we learned that Pattison Outdoor Advertising, a billboard vendor in Vancouver, British...
September 30, 2013
‘Millions of Americans Are Living Happily Without Religion,’ Declares New Atheist Ad Campaign
As we know all too well, billboards that even suggest that people don't believe in...
September 02, 2013
Rediscovering ‘The Human Bible’ (A Little Too Late)
Since February of last year, Dr. Robert Price has been hosting his solo podcast The...
May 01, 2013
Tomorrow, Atheists Will Protest for Free Expression: We Have to Make Them Care
Tomorrow, a coalition of atheist and secularist groups will hold (mostly) coordinated protests on behalf...
April 22, 2013
Chinese Government Wants to ‘Liberate’ People from Superstition… Should We Be Worried?
Reuters has a fascinating article about the efforts of Wang Zuoan, head of the State Administration...
February 27, 2013
Country Club Forced to Pay ‘Undisclosed Sum’ to Center For Inquiry After Breaking Contract for Richard Dawkins Event
Back in October of 2011, Richard Dawkins was scheduled to make an appearance at the...
December 12, 2012
Egyptian Atheist Alber Saber Convicted and Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Blasphemy
Egypt has struck a major blow to the fundamental human right to freedom of expression,...
October 22, 2012
What is the Greatest Obstacle to Faith?
The Ottawa Citizen runs a feature each week called “Ask the Religion Experts” in which...
October 02, 2012
A Campaign for Free Expression
The Center for Inquiry has launched a "Campaign for Free Expression" to defend the right...
September 28, 2012
Secular Groups Issue Report on Anti-Atheist Discrimination Around the World
Back in August, five secular organizations -- the American Humanist Association, Center for Inquiry, International...
September 24, 2012
As if You Needed Another Reason to Celebrate Blasphemy Rights’ Day
After the upheaval in the Muslim world over the (terribly put together) "Innocence of Muslims"...
September 10, 2012
Bill Maher Promotes the Secular Student Alliance
This is quite an endorsement for the Secular Student Alliance, courtesy of the Real Time...
August 29, 2012
Openly Bisexual Nontheist Kyrsten Sinema Is Winning Her Democratic Primary Race for Congress
***Update 1***: Sinema has won the primary! More updates below. If you want to support...
August 20, 2012
Are Monotheistic Religions More Violent?
The Ottawa Citizen runs a feature each week called “Ask the Religion Experts.” Representatives from...
August 17, 2012
An Apology and a Pledge: An Open Letter to Alexander Aan
This letter will be sent to Alexander Aan via the Atheist Alliance International. Dear Alexander,...
August 13, 2012
Constructive Criticism for American Atheists
The Center for Inquiry's Ron Lindsay offers some constructive criticism for American Atheists and their...
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