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Mission statement:

Our mission is to promote critical thinking by reaching out to the public and media with reliable information about paranormal and supernatural ideas so widespread in our society today.

About the JREF:

The James Randi Educational Foundation was founded in 1996 to help people defend themselves from paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. The JREF offers a still-unclaimed million-dollar reward for anyone who can produce evidence of paranormal abilities under controlled conditions. Through scholarships, workshops, and innovative resources for educators, the JREF works to inspire this investigative spirit in a new generation of critical thinkers.

We need your help to create a world where everyone has access to the tools of science and critical thinking, and charlatans can’t get rich by deceiving people. You can make a difference by becoming a member, taking action with us to stop paranormal and pseudoscientific frauds, or joining us at the Amaz!ng Meeting, the world’s premier gathering of skeptical thinkers.

Your support helps the JREF to:

  • Expose paranormal and pseudoscientific frauds in the media, and hold media organizations accountable for promoting dangerous nonsense
  • Provide grants and free teaching modules to educators, to help them inspire an investigative spirit in the next generation of critical thinkers
  • Award scholarships that encourage scientific skepticism among students
  • Support grassroots skeptics groups with tools to help them organize and promote skepticism and critical thinking
  • Digitally publish the important works of skepticism for distribution on the iPad, Kindle and other e-readers
  • Organize major conferences and other gatherings that bring the entire skeptical community together

Join the JREF today.