Well, I don’t know if it quite exists yet. All I know about is Paul Kurtz’s website: http://paulkurtz.net/index.html Beyond that, I have no clue as to what you are talking about and up until now, I thought I pretty much knew almost all of the Humanist organizations.
Mriana, thanks for providing Paul’s website address. I found a reference to what he is now doing at the end of his posted “Apologia” letter:
I wish to take the time now to deal with a vital question that needs to be addressed by the Center for Inquiry, and I believe that it should be at the top of the agenda for the future. Here I am talking about the need to apply reason and science to human values. Unfortunately, the major emphasis of the Center had been on criticism of religious and paranormal claims—that is surely a key part of the agenda. But this has led to the neglect of another essential part of the vision that first inspired the creation of the Center for Inquiry; and that is the application of science and reason to ethical questions. The key question is whether secularists are able to develop secular ethical values that instill meaning and provide some basis for moral integrity.
… I fear that the Center for Inquiry will risk irrelevance unless it begins to embark upon this second part of our mission. Thus we need to address the key question of Personal Morality. How can we discover what such principles and values are and more importantly how can this be applied in concrete terms to practice in the cosmopolitan communities in which we live. Of course this leads to a final point that many of you know is central in my writings, and that is Planetary Ethics. But I will end this letter which is already far too long.
This is a research project that I have already embarked upon…”
And what Paul has embarked on appears to be the new institute mentioned at the link below. The article is the source of the quotes in my first post.
What I like about the new institute is the focus on attempting to use science, to the extent possible, to define moral standards that everyone, religious and secular, could find useful.
If any are interested, I have posted a bit of my own approach to using science to increase our understanding of morality over in the Philosophy section of the CFI forum. http://www.centerforinquiry.net/forums/viewthread/8159/