By Barry Klassel
Humanist Chaplain at Rutgers University
A couple of years ago I performed a humanist civil union ceremony in the beautiful formal gardens that adjoined a mansion on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. The elegant building was designed in the 1890s by famed architect Stanford White. After the ceremony I enjoyed a bit of wine at the reception inside one of the fine halls and, as I was gathering my stuff to leave, the couple asked me if I would stay and say Grace for the meal that would follow.
I knew I had been working on a version of a humanist Grace and I hurriedly tried to remember what I’d written (more…)