Courts have held that reciting the pledge in schools is constitutional.
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Does Louisiana’s requirement for public schools to post ‘In God We Trust’ in all classrooms violate the doctrine of separation of church and state? A legal scholar weighs in.
When public school counselors are in short supply, should chaplains be allowed to fill the gap?
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Recent Supreme Court decisions have signaled a shift in how the country’s highest court interprets the limits on religion in schools.
The Omar Ibn Khatuab Mosque in Pemba, north-eastern Mozambique.
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The overwhelming majority of Muslims in Mozambique reject the violence of the insurgents and their quest for a caliphate.
Protesters in Utah demonstrate against a school district’s ban on the Bible for having ‘vulgarity and violence’ unfit for young children.
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Distinct from civil disobedience, this legal strategy demands complete compliance with the law – even when there are loopholes that the laws’ creators didn’t intend.
Lucien Greaves, spokesman for the Satanic Temple, which has pushed to establish after-school clubs.
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The controversial – and often misunderstood – extracurricular groups tend to raise controversy. But under equal access laws, schools can’t discriminate against a club based on its point of view.
Courts have wrestled with questions about public funds for students at religious schools for decades.
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The school’s approval may be the strongest challenge yet to limits on public money in religious schools.
Would religious charter schools be constitutional? More advocates are pushing to find out.
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Using public funds to support students at private religious schools is one thing, but establishing faith-based institutions within public districts is another.
Carson v. Makin comes on the heels of other SCOTUS cases about aid to students in religious schools.
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Carson v. Makin, a case from Maine about aid to students attending religious schools, goes to the Supreme Court on Dec. 8, 2021.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree…do you violate the establishment clause?
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Educators walk an fine line when it comes to marking religious holidays. But in so doing, are they missing an opportunity for teachable moments on faith issues?
Women’s rights activists with posters of the Women’s Strike symbol protest in Warsaw, Poland, in October 2020 against a further tightening of Poland’s already restrictive abortion laws.
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The women’s movement in Poland faces a powerful and as yet unchallenged adversary in the Catholic Church.The protesters have correctly shone a spotlight on the church for its hold on Polish politics.
An homage to Samuel Paty, a teacher murdered after showing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed from the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Oct. 18, 2020.
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Macron wants to ‘build an Islam in France that can be compatible with the Enlightenment.’ But that goal assumes France is compatible with Islam, says a Muslim scholar of religion and politics.
Children evacuated from U.K. cities in WWII were taught in churches.
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The history of education in the West is closely associated with Christian religious spaces – from the first cathedral schools to the use of churches to teach children in WWII.
Supporters of former Bolivian president Evo Morales rally with indigenous flags outside the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, Nov. 18, 2019.
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Indigenous people, symbols and religious practices filled the halls of power in Bolivia during Evo Morales’ 14-year tenure. Now a new conservative Christian leader seems to be erasing that legacy.
The Supreme Court ruled that baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, could refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs.
There’s been a reversal of power between religious and secular sides of American culture. The Supreme Court is now at the center of that shift.
Honouring religious freedom and behaving faithfully in public not only protect the rights of individuals but also safeguard the integrity of democratic governments.
Respecting religious freedom not only protects the rights of individuals, it safeguards the integrity and accountability of democratic governments.
President Trump signed an executive order related to the Johnson Amendment in 2017.
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Deactivating the tax provision known as the Johnson Amendment could increase the flow of dark money, reducing accountability in campaign finance.
The Supreme Court’s decision in the Trinity Lutheran case is blurring the lines between church and state.
The Trinity Lutheran case signals the Supreme Court’s willingness to interpret separation of church and state as religious discrimination. What will this mean for the future of vouchers and school choice?