About the Publisher
The Foundation for Inner Peace
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, Dr. William Thetford and Dr. Kenneth Wapnick 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 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 that is
described throughout this website.
In 1975 Dr. Schucman assigned copyright of the Course to
the Foundation for Inner Peace (FIP). In 1996 FIP assigned the
copyright and trademark to its affiliated teaching organization,
the Foundation for A Course
in Miracles (FACIM).
On June 13, 2014, the copyright to the book, A Course in Miracles, and trademarks of A Course in Miracles were transferred from the Foundation for A Course in Miracles (FACIM) back to the Foundation for Inner Peace (FIP) through a joint agreement.
There are nearly three million copies of the Course in circulation worldwide. Translations in Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Spanish, and Swedish are also available, with other translations currently in progress.