Letter of Gratitude to Dr. Paul Kurtz and Support for Current CFI Board of Directors and Management

May 20, 2010

In response to the May 18 announcement of Paul Kurtz's resignation as chairman emeritus and as a member of the board , Center for Inquiry staff and local advisory board members drafted and signed a letter of gratitude to Dr. Paul Kurtz and support for current CFI Board of Directors and management.

Letter of Gratitude to Dr. Paul Kurtz and Support for Current CFI Board of Directors and Management

This letter was drafted and signed by Center for Inquiry (CFI) staff and local advisory board members completely independent of CFI management and Board of Directors.

We, the undersigned CFI staff and local advisory board members, wish to express our profound gratitude to Paul Kurtz for his many decades of service to the causes of secular humanism and skepticism. Through his tireless efforts, Dr. Kurtz has been an inspiration for the entire secular and skeptic community. We thank Dr. Kurtz for founding and leading the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, the Council for Secular Humanism, and the Center for Inquiry, all organizations that we look forward to continuing to serve. Without a doubt, Dr. Kurtz will forever be known as the Father of Secular Humanism.

We would also like to take this opportunity to voice our support for the CFI Board of Directors and management. In the past two years, under the sound guidance of CEO Ronald Lindsay, they have successfully demonstrated both the desire and the ability to advance Paul Kurtz’s vision well into the twenty-first century. More than ever, we are confident that CFI will continue to prosper and grow while maintaining its founder’s dedication to fostering a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.

Go here to read the letter online and to see CFI staff and local advisory board members' signatures.