Policy: Religious and Non-religious Holiday Observances

In today’s global community, people of various faiths and values help transform society and contribute to the knowledge, learning, community, and advocacy efforts of association life. Ignoring the influence and impact of religious diversity is not an option.

Pursuant to our mission, we take into account various religious and nonreligious holiday observances of members and staff, and make reasonable operational plans and accommodations accordingly.

It is our policy to:

  • consult a multi-faith calendar and hold meetings and events in venues that create designated area(s) for attendees to use for religious observances or create these areas for those in attendance.
  • inquire about food accommodations on meeting/event registration forms, and offer a variety of food choices (e.g., Halal, Kosher, vegetarian, etc.) onsite.

ACA is a welcoming community to people of different backgrounds and beliefs. 

  • You may display religious symbols in your area.
  • ACA does not sponsor nor provide direct financial support for the display of religious symbols.

Many religious holidays and company observances occur throughout the year, plus atheist and agnostic traditions contribute to the diversity that exists in our membership. ACA encourages respect of differences in religious or religious-free beliefs and practices.