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January 2019

Jan
5

Service: Kids Food Basket (Grand Rapids)

January 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Kids Food Basket of Grand Rapids, 2055 Oak Industrial Drive NE. Suite C
Grand Rapids, United States

Please RSVP to Dennis at cfimiservice@centerforinquiry.net if you plan to come, so KFB will be able to judge the amount of food to have on hand. KFB will fill in with other people if we do not fill our slots. Let Dennis know ASAP! Mark your calendars before things get any busier! Our annual Secular Service Project at Kids’ Food Basket will be Saturday January 5, 2019. Kids’ Food Basket is a nonprofit organization that attacks childhood hunger through their…

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Jan
9

Lecture and Q&A (Grand Rapids)

January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Sweet House, 254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Join us for our next educational lecture. Speaker and lecture topic TBA. We host local and national guest lecturers on a wide variety of topics related to CFI's mission. Topics often include: science, religion, philosophy, social issues, politics, atheism, humanism, agnosticism, skepticism, deism, evolution, morality and ethics, secularism, rationalism, psychology, and others. Additional Information Meetings are open to the Public and are held in the Auditorium on the lower level. Please use the door on the south side of the…

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Jan
9

Science-Based Medicine and Homeopathy Primer

January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Heights Firehouse – Community Room, 31313 Brush St.
Madison Heights, MI United States

John Byrne, M.D. joins us for a general primer on Science-Based Medicine and Homeopathy, and how to think critically about medical claims and treatment efficacy. John Byrne is a practicing internist, pediatrician, and assistant professor at Oakland University’s William Beaumont School of Medicine in Michigan. He also is the creator of an exceptional website aimed at combating medical quackery. Skepticalmedicine.com is a comprehensive resource on many alternative medicine claims for healthcare professionals and the public. Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all…

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Jan
11

Café Inquiry (Portage)

January 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Panera Bread (Portage), 5970 S. Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002 United States

Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. Have dinner if you like! Drinks, snacks and sandwiches are available for purchase. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming…

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Jan
13

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids)

January 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Schuler Books & Music, 2660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States

Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. At 12:00pm we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café…

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May 24, 2018

For Immediate Release: May 24, 2018 Contact: Paul Fidalgo, Communications Director press@centerforinquiry.org – (207) 358-9785 A bill passed by the Michigan State Senate would endanger the health of Michiganders by granting sweeping new powers to practitioners of unscientific bogus medicine and treatments, said the Center for Inquiry (CFI), an organization that advances reason and science. Senate Bill …