Religious Inclusion

Unfortunately, there are individuals and their organizations cloaking themselves in the mantle of religion and presenting themselves as “caring for children” when, in fact, that posture is secondary to their real motives of fund-raising, religious conversion, and other not so admirable aims.

We abhor that approach.

Accordingly, we encourage “religious inclusion” — or “religious neutrality” in all the organizations we serve. What this means as a practical matter

is that while the sponsors of the organization, and perhaps some of the on-site caregivers, may be of a particular faith such as Christianity or Buddhism, that faith should not directly enter into the care provided for the children. More specifically, it means that the children should not be required to participate in any particular religious activities, classes, or rituals. In the event the organization does wish to teach religion, we encourage that teaching to include the world’s major religions including at the very least Buddhaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam. We prefer to see: No politics. No religion. Just caring for the children.