In her study of the British and Foreign Bible Society, Leslie Howsam notes that the Society had difficulty maintaining its originally ecumenical character once it started opening business meetings with prayers ; one might surmise that even the blandest of prayers was likely to contain some theological point deeply offensive to someone. I was reminded of Howsam's observation after reading this proposal (PDF) from the Society for Values in Higher Education, which goes on at great length about "religion" and "religious values." Now, I'm happy to admit that there's nothing more frustrating than hearing non-theists generalizing from the practice of one religion to "religion" in general; projections from, say, Catholicism onto Reform Judaism  are always good for a chuckle. But newsflash: religious organizations generalizing about "religion" are no intellectual improvement.
Take, for example, this paragraph:
The principle of academic freedom should be employed in ways that welcome religious views and tradition in the search for truth and that preserve the freedom to subject religious beliefs and traditions to critique, challenge, and appropriate standards of proof and evidence.
What does this mean, exactly? Why is this written as though all religions--or even denominations within religions--will play nicely together? Surely the authors of this document remember that it's impossible to reconcile opposing claims for absolute truth? And that there's no agreement on "appropriate standards of proof and evidence"? (Just recently, for example, see here and, on the role of group-membership in religious studies, here.) At times, I wondered if the writers of this document weren't presuming the existence of the students they hope universities will produce.
ETA: updated to add a qualifier and move the footnote in the opening sentence.
 Leslie Howsam, Cheap Bibles: Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the British and Foreign Bible Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), e.g., 16-17, 196-97.
 Although, as it happens, the equation of "Catholicism" and "Judaism" is a longstanding tradition in Protestant apologetics, going all the way back to the Reformation.