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Posts tagged ‘School Prayer’

 

Legal Action Taken Against Group That Tried to Stop School Prayer

A high school in Ohio discontinued its practice of school prayer before sporting events after receiving a cease and desist letter, but now another group is suing to have the practice re-instated.

March 23rd, 2018

  Members of an Ohio community have initiated an action against a group that tried to pressure a high school to ban its tradition of school prayer before sporting events. The Freedom from Religion Foundation reports that the organization received a complaint from two concerned citizens who alleged serious violations of the constitution by the Read More


Religious Icons in Public Institutions

A private religious school in Texas is arguing that it is exempt from anti-discrimination laws after a student was subjected to racist bullying.

October 4th, 2017

  East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, recently announced that it would remove religious icons from its chapel. The university’s president, however, announced that she would first receive feedback from faculty, community members, and students. The president of East Central University went so far as to express regret on making the decision too quickly without Read More


Removing Prayer from Public Schools: Engel v Vitale

Legal Case, School Prayer, ULC Case Law

July 27th, 2011

In ruling in favor of Engel, the Supreme Court effectively removed sponsored prayer from public schools in Engel v Vitale. In 1962, the US Supreme Court Ruled that prayer in public school was a violation of the Establishment Clause. The Establishment Clause was enacted to prevent any government endorsement of any particular religion. As this Read More