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Invocation Inspiration: Tulsa Allows Humanist To Open Council Meeting

If all goes well, members of the Tulsa City Council will hear something tomorrow night they probably haven’t heard before: a secular invocation.

Dan Nerren, one of the founders of the Humanist Association of Tulsa, will deliver a secular invocation prior to the council’s 6 p.m. meeting.

Nerren told the Tulsa World that he will implore the members of the council to “open our hearts to the welfare of all people in our community by respecting the inherent dignity and worth of each person.”

He added, “I'll be invoking the council, not a deity.”

Nerren will conclude by saying, “We must remember that in the face of adversity, we need not look above for answers but instead recognize the proven potential within ourselves and in each other to overcome any challenges we face.”

Read the rest at au.org, the website of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.