Derek C. Araujo
Derek C. Araujo is Vice President and General Counsel of the Center for Inquiry, director of CFI's legal programs, and CFI's Representative to the United Nations. He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in physics, and earned a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. During his college years, he was the founding President of the Campus Freethought Alliance (now CFI On Campus) and of the Harvard Secular Society.
March 24, 2010
The Human Rights Council is poised to suppress criticism of religion in the name of protecting human rights.
March 16, 2010
The Supreme Court will soon decide a Christian student group’s right to violate a public university's non-discrimination policy.
March 15, 2010
CFI responds to the arrest of Dr. Innaiah Narisetti and others for "hurting the sentiments of Muslims."
March 7, 2010
Defectors from the Church of Scientology say they suffered beatings and other abuse.
March 5, 2010
A nun who claims the late pope cured her of Parkinson's has fallen ill again.
February 22, 2010
The Church of Scientology is paying journalists to "investigate" a paper that has reported on the church's activities.
February 15, 2010
The Virginia House has passed a bill meant to save humanity from "mark of the beast" microchip implants.
February 1, 2010
CBS has chosen its Super Bowl ads. Ads for gay dating are out; Religious Right anti-abortion commercials are in.
January 18, 2010
A recent ruling by the 6th Circuit illustrates the changing legal landscape confronting defenders of church-state separation.
January 13, 2010
CSH has submitted briefs against an appeal of its courtroom victory in its challenge of faith-based programs in Florida.
January 7, 2010
For the first time in eight years, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg invited atheists to attend his annual interfaith breakfast.
December 28, 2009
What better medical treatment for an adorable puppy than Bach flower therapy?
December 21, 2009
The UN General Assembly has again passed a "defamation of religions" resolution, but with less support than last year.
December 17, 2009
A 3-judge panel considered whether the Mt. Soledad cross can remain on public land. How the court will decide is anyone's guess.
December 15, 2009
CSH won an important victory in its case challenging the use of tax dollars to provide faith-based programs in Florida prisons.
December 12, 2009
A new poll shows increased belief in the paranormal, as well as a mixing of traditional religion and New Age fantasy.
December 7, 2009
The Supreme Court today granted cert. in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez.
November 30, 2009
The Supreme Court declined to take a school prayer case involving a high schooler's unexpectedly religious valedictory address.
November 23, 2009
Ireland criminalized blasphemy in July. Pakistan is now using Ireland's blasphemy law to push UN member states to do the same.
November 8, 2009
A British Court weighs in on who counts as Jewish.
November 2, 2009
Thankfully, the House's health care reform bill doesn't mandate coverage for faith healing.
October 27, 2009
A French court has conviceted the Church of Scientology of fraud. Was it right to do so?
October 22, 2009
The Organization of Islamic Conference wants to condemn "defamation" of religious beliefs as a human rights violation.
October 14, 2009
A recent Stephen Colbert segment skewers Supreme Court Justice Scalia's comments during oral argument in Salazar v. Buono.
October 13, 2009
Christian Scientists want prayer-based "healing" to be covered by health insurance.
October 5, 2009
Alternative Medicine lobbyists are crowing about the inclusion of alt med in the Senate health care reform bill.
September 28, 2009
The Senate's health care reform bill would cover non-evidence based "treatments" that have no grounding in science.
September 28, 2009
A DesMoines-based insurance company has paid a $74,000 settlement for discriminating against non-believers.
September 21, 2009
Antonin Scalia tells Hamodia that government neutrality between religion and non-religion is "not the American tradition"
August 26, 2009
View the late senator's speech on faith, truth and tolerance at Jerry Falwell's Liberty Baptist College.
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