Center for Inquiry

American nonprofit organization

The Center for Inquiry is a nonprofit educational organization formed to promote secularist values. It is the largest secularist organization in the U.S.[1][2][3]

In 2016, the Center for Inquiry merged with the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science to become the largest secularist organization in the U.S.[3][4] The organization was started by humanist philosopher Paul Kurtz. In 2008, attorney Ron Lindsay became leader of the organization.[5] In 2016, Robyn Blumner, the executive director of the Dawkins Foundation, became the new leader.[6]

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  1. "Secular group condemns secret DNC ploy to out Bernie Sanders as atheist - The Daily Dot". 25 July 2016.
  2. Cooke, Bill. "Dictionary of Atheism, Skepticism, and Humanism". Prometheus Books – via Google Books.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Richard Dawkins' Atheist Organization Merges with Center for Inquiry - World Religion News". 26 January 2016.
  4. Hutchinson, Sikivu (26 January 2016). "#AtheismSoWhite: Atheists of Color Rock Social Justice".
  5. LeDrew, Stephen (1 October 2015). "The Evolution of Atheism: The Politics of a Modern Movement". Oxford University Press – via Google Books.
  6. Service, Religion News (21 January 2016). "Atheists Form Super Group, Name Woman To Top Leadership Role" – via Huff Post.