What We Achieved Together in 2012: CFI Releases its First Annual Report

January 25, 2013

2012 was a momentous year for the Center for Inquiry and its affiliates. Just as national and world events confronted the secular and skeptic movements with new and unprecedented challenges and opportunities, CFI was at the center of it all, with ambitious new projects, unforgettable events, and powerful campaigns.  

2012 reportTo encapsulate and reflect upon the year gone by, and to look with fresh eyes at 2013, the Center for Inquiry presents its Annual Report for 2012. This is the first time CFI has produced such a report, and given all that has happened and all that we have planned, 2012 proved to be a year that demanded this kind of documentation.

We tell the story of 2012 from the perspective of the three main pillars of CFI’s work: 

Advocacy: Working for science and secular values in public policy in areas such equal treatment for the nonreligious, church-state separation, and science-based health policy. Internationally, bringing our expertise and activism to work on behalf of the freedom of expression and combatting the persecution of nonbelievers.

Community: Building networks at the local, state, national, and international levels, as well as on college and high school campuses, providing support and camaraderie to those who seek meaningful interaction with their fellow human beings outside of religion. National conferences and dynamic local events fueled debate and discussion among a growing and dynamic freethought community throughout the year.

Inquiry: Enlightening minds of all ages and inspiring the innate human desire to learn and explore, with educational programs, world-renowned publications, paranormal investigations, and even a summer camp for the young and inquisitive. 

In addition, this report also updates the reader on what’s been going on at CFI as an organization, including changes in staff and leadership, highlights of our presence in the media, CFI’s work as a multimedia platform unto itself, as well as a listing of our major donors.

The 2012 Annual Report can be downloaded here in PDF format. Take a look back at all we achieved together in 2012, and get ready for an even more amazing 2013.

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The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization headquartered in Amherst, New York, with executive offices in Washington, D.C. It is also home to both the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and the Council for Secular Humanism. The mission of CFI is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. CFI‘s web address is www.centerforinquiry.net.