New Transnational Newsletter

April 30, 2007

We are pleased to announce a newsletter that the Center for Inquiry is launching with this issue, both in print and online.

It is sponsored by the Center for Inquiry/Transnational (CFI), which is a rapidly expanding movement. CFI now comprises twenty-four Centers for Inquiry worldwide and twenty Communities. Wespan North and South America, Asia, and Africa, and are growing everywhere. Our purpose is to cultivate the public appreciation for science, reason, and freedom of inquiryin everyareaof human interest, and to work for secular and humanist values. At a time when fundamentalist religions have engulfed the planet in conflict, violence, and bloodshed, it is important to work for a morepeaceful and prosperous world where the outlook and ideals of secular humanism and naturalism areappreciated, a democratic world which respects freedom of conscience and personal self-determination, freedom, equality of concern, and human rights.

The Center for Inquiry is a federation of centers and communities, the voice of reason, the cultivation of the arts of compromise. It emphasizes the need for education and for an appreciation of an open society. It does not compete with any other intellectual organization. Its long-range goal is the realization of a New Enlightenment for humankind.

—Paul Kurtz, Chairman
—Norm Allen and Hugo Estrella, co-directors