Matt Cherry speaks about Margaret Downey

"When I first met Margaret Downey in London in the early 1990s, we discussed our fights against the Boy Scouts' discrimination against atheists and she introduced me to the American phrase, "You'll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar". Working with Margaret over nearly 15 years, in many different contexts from the United Nations down to local group meetings, has shown me what that motto really means in practice: always seeking the common ground where you can work collaboratively together, without compromising your beliefs.  Long may she continue to spread that honey!"

Matt Cherry, executive director of the Institute for Humanist Studies and president of the United Nations NGO Committee for Freedom of Religion or Belief.