We are asking the City Council of Jacksonville to discontinue a practice that divides us, favors some of us over others, and tears apart the fabric of our community.
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Please sign our petition in the name of unity!
The City Council of Jacksonville, Florida begins its public meetings with prayers explicitly aligned with one faith tradition. That is a divisive practice, especially in a city where there are many faith traditions, not just one faith tradition.
Raise your voice with ours, as we call upon the City Council of Jacksonville, Florida to discontinue a practice that divides us, favors some of us over others, and tears apart the fabric of our community!
We are asking the City Council to consider three potential solutions to the problem:
1. End the practice of religious invocations at City Council meetings.
2. Allow all groups in town the opportunity to send a representative to offer a message of their choice, whether a solemnizing message, a prayer, or a moment-of-silence.
3. Designate a Council Member or staff person to deliver a prescribed invocation that does not proselytize one religion or denigrate any other religion. We suggest the sample invocation that can be found atwww.au.org, under their “Operation Inclusion” tab.
Raise your voice on behalf of unity in Jacksonville. Join with us to let every citizen know that all are equal in the eyes of our governmental institutions! Let us all be proud that we live in a country where a government of the People, by the People and for the People seeks to unite us as Americans and to reinforce our communal commitment to creating one nation in which we all are made to feel welcome.
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