This is a time of year when our affiliate groups are in full swing, holding events and taking action on their campuses. But one of the things we love to see is our affiliate groups stepping up and making a difference beyond their campuses.
|James from UCF delivering his secular invocation.|
In the wake of the Greece v. Galloway Supreme Court decision, more and more secular people have been stepping up and delivering invocations in their towns. Our students have been a part of making sure that all people, regardless of their worldview, will feel included at city council meetings.
|Students supporting James as he gives a secular invocation!|
In fact, last Tuesday, October 7th, James, the Vice President of the Secular Student Alliance at the University of Central Florida, delivered one of these invocations in his home town of Ocoee! When James gave this invocation, he was making sure secular people in his town weren’t excluded from meetings and was helping to strengthen the secular community in the area.
You see, not only was James supported by members of the SSA at UCF, he was also joined by members of another affiliate group, the Secular Student Alliance at Valencia, and two different local off-campus communities! Steffen, the SSA at Valencia’s founder, was so excited his group could be a part of the first ever secular invocation at Ocoee city hall, calling it a, “big step for a better future."