I offer this recommendation as to the proceedings of any community meeting (City Council, School Board, etc).
Let each meeting be opened with a prayer addressed to God the Father in the name of Jesus Christ by a Christian Minister or a representative of the Christian community.
Followed by a prayer by a member of the Jewish community, addressed specifically to Jehovah.
Followed by a prayer to Allah by a member of the Muslim community.
Followed by a tossing of bones or the taunting of a political opponent with a gris gris by a member of the Voodoo community.
Followed by an oration by a member of the Asian community to their deity, accompanied by tossing salt in each corner of the room if necessary.
The Hindu and any Native American representatives should be permitted their moment of public prayer and/or meditation whichever the case may be.
A member of the Zen Buddhist should be allowed equal time to sit/meditate, with the burning of incense as desired.
And then the Satanists should be allowed to pray to Satan, any Pastafarians should be allowed to call upon His Noodleness for guidance from the holy buffet in the sky, and by all means the Bokonists should be allowed their time for public oration (No public rubbing of bare feet without a Permit,for there simply must be SOME sense of order!)
Of course, the Humanists should be allowed time to make their plea to the crowd, as the Humanist would seek only the guidance of clear minded humanity in search of communal good for the business at hand.
Speaking of the business at hand, once each group has been adequately represented by a public prayer and/or plea on behalf of their religious/social view, then FINALLY let the meeting be called to order and the business at hand be discussed, deliberated, and decided upon.
HOWEVER, time must be allowed at the end of the meeting for the Christian, the Jew, Muslim, the Voodoo-ite, the Asian, the Hindu, the Native American, the Zen Buddhist, the Satanist, the Pastafarian, the Bokonist, and even the Humanist to have the opportunity for a closing prayer/oration/meditation; whatever the case may be.
Now, I only offer this format as a suggestion.
Of course, there is an alternate thought:
Call the community meeting to order, discuss the agenda and do the bidding of the purpose of such a “meeting of the minds”, and when done, go home, all the while leaving prayers and religious practices for private homes and private meeting places where such belong.
Just a thought.