May 26, 2017
Please join BE. Orlando in thanking the University of Central Florida for their commitment to an inclusive community. Take a moment to sign the thank-you letter to UCF for enhancing inclusion for secular and religious minority individuals: https://srmaucf.wordpress.com/thank-you-ucf
Signing the letter will show UCF – and other institutions that might consider similar initiatives – that inclusion MATTERS.
Faith-related discrimination is one of the most important civil rights issues of our time, and much effort needs to be focused on supporting people of non-faith, one of the most hated and misunderstood marginalized populations in America. We can work to change this through education to overcome misinformation; building bridges across our differences; and working together to make the world a better place for everyone.
There are shining examples in our own community of individuals, organizations, and institutions making inspiring efforts to ensure inclusion and equitable resources for people of all faith and non-faith perspectives.
In June 2016, the University of Central Florida revised its official non-discrimination statement; the changes included explicit recognition of non-religious identities as a protected class. This month (May 2017), they have published a website providing both religious and non-religious resources for inner-life support of students, faculty, and staff. You can view the site here: http://rnr.sdes.ucf.edu.
The University of Central Florida is an innovative, progressive national leader in diversity and inclusion. It is the second largest university in the nation, serving more than 65,000 students and employing more than 10,000 faculty and staff. We should be proud of UCF for many things – and one is its clear commitment to ensuring an inclusive campus for everyone.
We hope you will join us in signing the thank you letter to UCF.
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