Inclusive values apply to the non-religious too

Matt CherryMatt Cherry (pictured) – executive director of the Institute for Humanist Studies – writes in the Times Union’s Religion section that the American National Day of Prayer excludes not only the non-religious but any person who is not an evangelical Christian.Matt, is also president of the United Nations Non-Governmental Organisations Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief and highlights its inclusive values; supporting “the fundamental right to freedom of conscience for every human being on the planet” and working “to build tolerance and understanding.” values he makes clear are not exclusively religious.

He goes on to suggest that Times Union’s Religion section be renamed the “Religion & Ethics” section.

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