Saying Grace Before Meal Could Offend Non-Christians and Atheists, UK Girl Guides Leaders Told
(Premier) — It has emerged young UK Guides members are not being invited to thank God during grace, under guidance being issued to leaders in a bid boost inclusivity.
While acknowledging that it “may be traditional to say or sing grace before a meal” during a residential event, the advice urges leaders to consider “how this might make members who are from a different faith, or have no faith, feel.”
It recommends: “If you’d like to say something before a meal, try to think of a statement that doesn’t make reference to any particular god or faith.
“For example, ‘Let’s all take a moment to show gratitude for this food and to remember how fortunate we are to have this meal.’”