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May
10
2016

We’re All Going to Die: ‘Free Inquiry’ Gets Real about Death


How do the nonreligious deal with the concept of death when they hold no illusions about an afterlife? A special issue of Free Inquiry grapples with death from the secular humanist perspective with an exploration of death’s inevitability, its necessity, and how an increasingly secular culture is changing the way all of us think and talk about our ultimate end.

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Mar
08
2016

The Nones Have Risen! … Now What? Sustaining Secularism’s Momentum, in Free Inquiry


The rapid growth of the religiously unaffiliated population—the so-called “rise of the ‘Nones’”—has reshaped the American religious landscape, with Nones making up almost a quarter of the population. But so far, those gains have not translated into a cohesive movement. The latest issue of the secular humanist magazine Free Inquiry gathers leading experts in the social science of secularism to answer the question: How do the Nones take advantage of their potential strength?

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Jan
06
2016

The Impossibility of God: Free Inquiry Takes on the “Problem of Evil”


For Immediate Release: January 6, 2016 Contact: Paul Fidalgo, Communications Director press@centerforinquiry.net - 207-358-9785The Impossibility of God: Free Inquiry Takes on the "Problem of Evil" Despite humanity’s progress, billions still endure untold suffering from disease, starvation, disaster, and our own violence and cruelty. What does this say about the existence...

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Nov
16
2015

Can the Catholic Church Keep Up with a Changing World? Three Critical Views in Free Inquiry


The Catholic Church is changing, but is it changing quickly enough to remain relevant? In the latest issue of the secular humanist magazine Free Inquiry, three scholars take a critical look at Pope Francis and his efforts to modernize the church, which has made genuine progress in terms of the acceptance of science and climate change and yet as an authority for morality is still very much in the Dark Ages.

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Jul
09
2015

Heaven Is Not for Real: The Afterlife Myth Dismantled in Free Inquiry


While belief in the afterlife is celebrated in the popular culture with a deluge of best-selling near-death testimonials, the secular humanist magazine Free Inquiry takes a critical look at beliefs in life after death, exploring the belief’s possible explanation in terms of evolutionary “memes” and why the very idea of Heaven ought to be problematic even to religious believers.

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Jun
05
2015

Goldstein, Grayling among Winners of Secular Humanist Forkosch Awards


The Council for Secular Humanism has announced the recipients of its 2014/2015 Forkosch Awards, recognizing the best humanist books and magazine articles to appear during this period. These prestigious awards will be presented at the Center for Inquiry’s upcoming Reason for Change conference, to be held in June in Buffalo, New York, which will feature speakers including Richard Dawkins and Susan Jacoby.

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May
20
2015

Oregon House to Vote on Bill to Allow Secular Celebrants


Oregon House to Vote on Bill to Allow Secular Celebrants A bill is moving to the Oregon House for a vote that would allow secular celebrants to issue marriage licenses.

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May
11
2015

More People, More Problems: ‘Free Inquiry’ on the Population Crisis


A planet overwhelmed and overcrowded with human beings is the focus of a special issue of Free Inquiry.

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Mar
05
2015

Hobby Lobby’s Biblical Empire: How Steve Green Means to Christianize America


For Hobby Lobby President Steve Green, a major victory in the Supreme Court wasn’t enough. As we learn in the latest issue of Free Inquiry, Green doesn’t just seek to exert religious control over his own employees but believes he has been commanded by God to fully align the United States under the authority of the Christian Bible and “remake the nation in God’s image.”

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Jan
08
2015

Women’s Freedom Requires Secularism, Declares Global Rights Activist in Free Inquiry


In the February/March issue of Free Inquiry, human-rights advocate Taslima Nasrin leaves no room for compromise as she declares religion’s utter incompatibility with the rights and well-being of women globally. Plus, investigative journalist Carrie Poppy shines a spotlight on the unethical and dangerous deceptions perpetrated on women by antiabortion “Crisis Pregnancy Centers.”

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