No – certainly not! While some of structures and terminologies echo those of a bygone monastic era, we preserve these only because (i) they continue to be effective and (ii) because we respect the fellows who came before us. While our fellows wear bands on formal occasions, these are academical bands (and not preaching bands). We are an entirely secular consultancy that provides counsel and advocacy that is clear and unfettered by preconceptions of any sort. Our clients and our fellows hail from all religions or, in some cases, none at all.