It’s difficult for me to imagine that today’s movement of humanists, skeptics, freethinkers, and atheists would exist at all were it not for the Center for Inquiry and I am deeply saddened by the news that this vital institution is threatened by severe financial difficulties.
From the terrific Point of Inquiry Podcast, Free Inquiry Magazine, Skeptical Inquirer Magazine to secular representation at the United Nations, it’s really difficult to exaggerate the impact the CFI and it’s affiliates the Center for Skeptical Inquiry (formally known as CSICOP) and the Council for Secular Humanism have had and hopefully will continue to have, with our help.
I wish I had the time to explain the magnitude of CFI’S impact but rather I would encourage you to explore the following and see for yourself;
The Center for Inquiry was literally the first Skeptical and Humanist organisation in the world to offer support in the formation of the Griffith University Skeptics and Freethinkers. They have provided the guidance, support and encouragement we needed to get started, not to mention regular parcels of magazines, stickers and merchandise free of charge. Our story is but one of many as you can see looking at the list of student groups internationally that are affiliated with (supported by) CFI, many of which would not exist without said support.
We would hate to see this wonderful organisation disappear and are pledging to do everything we can to keep this vital institution alive and I encourage our entire community to do the same.
Jayson D Cooke
Friend of the Center for Inquiry
Founder and President of the Griffith University Society of Skeptics and Freethinkers