Message from the President

A letter from Ronald A. Lindsay, President

Ronald Lindsay

The Center for Inquiry, and its affiliates the Council for Secular Humanism, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, advance science and secularism on more fronts than any other organization: We support community groups and campus groups; we offer educational programs, including online courses and a summer camp; we publish the leading magazines for humanism and skepticism, Free Inquiry and Skeptical Inquirer; and we advocate for our mission through litigation and lobbying. We relentlessly promote science and secularism in almost every conceivable way.

We have made tremendous progress in advocating for science, reason, and secular values. I am fortunate to be working alongside staff, volunteers, and supporters who are unsurpassed in their dedication to bringing about a secular society that respects the freedom and dignity of all.

Our success is truly the fruit of the collaboration of thousands of individuals—including you. One of our recent initiatives was to sponsor an advertising campaign with the message “Millions of Americans Are Living Happily without Religion.” The campaign was very effective, and it conveyed an important truth. Millions of us are doing perfectly fine without religion and its confining strictures. In fact, we’re leading rich, fulfilling lives. We would like more to join us. It would make for a better world.

And more are joining us. In the U.S. and around the world, the number of people embracing a naturalist worldview and humanist values is   going up. In addition, we have won some significant victories in removing religious influence from public policy, as in the increasingly successful effort to legalize same-sex marriage.

Of course, much remains to be accomplished. But with your support, we can and will continue our progress toward a just, secular society. Please take a few minutes right now to make the most generous contribution you can so we can continue to advance our shared mission. We cannot succeed without your help. Thank you.

With deep gratitude and warmest regards,

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Ronald A. Lindsay

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