About the Publisher
The mission of the Foundation for Inner Peace is to publish, distribute and discuss A Course in Miracles. The Foundation is based in northern California and continues to be directed through inner listening and guidance by the original founders Judith Skutch Whitson and Robert Skutch. In addition, Tamara Morgan and Dr. Robert Rosenthal have joined this core inner listening circle as the Foundation’s two new Co-Presidents. You can view the entire staff list here.
History of the Publisher
In 1972 Judith and Robert Skutch founded and chartered under the State of New York’s nonprofit organization laws, the Foundation for Inner Peace. It was initially called the Foundation for ParaSensory Investigation. This early name reflected the Foundation’s educational interest and support of parapsychological research in academia at the time.
In 1975, Judith Skutch met with Dr. Helen Schucman and Dr. William Thetford in their office at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. After exploring many common interests, Helen and Bill revealed to Judith their well-kept secret regarding a document they had scribed called A Course in Miracles. Bound by a common enthusiasm for this remarkable spiritual teaching, the group began meeting regularly. Within months the decision was made to publish A Course in Miracles. The Foundation for Inner Peace was established as trustee and publisher of the Course. The Foundation for Inner Peace published the first edition of A Course in Miracles in 1975, and the rest is a bit of wonderful history.
In 1975, Dr. Schucman assigned the copyright of the Course to the Foundation for Inner Peace (FIP). In 1996, FIP assigned the copyright and trademark to the Foundation for A Course in Miracles (FACIM). On June 13, 2014, the copyright to A Course in Miracles, along with all associated trademarks and all translations, as well as Dr. Schucman’s book of poetry, The Gifts of God, were transferred from the Foundation for A Course in Miracles (FACIM) back to the Foundation for Inner Peace (FIP).
Currently there are over three million copies of the Course in circulation worldwide including translations in Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish with more to come.
For more details and a slideshow of these editions, visit the Archives section.