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Posts tagged ‘separation of church and state’

 

Parents Sue San Diego School Over Protections Offered to Muslim Students

Muslim students are in the political cross-hairs over an anti-bullying policy.

July 27th, 2017

  Several parents have initiated a lawsuit against a San Diego school district on the basis that an anti-Islamophobia campaign by the school promotes and protects Islam over other religions. Legal counsel for the parents has claimed that this promotion is a “solution looking for a problem.” The campaign in question involves placing Islamic holidays Read More


Religion in Schools: The Role of School Officials and Religious Events

A young woman praying in a high school

March 2nd, 2017

  The Biloxi School District in Biloxi, Mississippi has attempted to make changes in response to a complaint that was made by a national freedom-from-religion advocacy group regarding religion in schools. This change was made to help ensure that school officials do not participate in or promote religious events. How the Case Began Freedom from Read More


Separation of Church and State: Where Exactly is the Line?

Statue of Moses bearing the 10 Commandments in a courtroom.

August 2nd, 2016

The First Amendment of the United States constitution effectively gave us the separation of church and state that we know today. The First Amendment contains two cornerstone clauses by which the founding fathers emphasized this separation. The Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause prevent Congress from prohibiting the exercise or the regulation of religion. Read More


State Religion: An Amendment Away?

American flag waving in the wind

April 20th, 2016

In order to fully understand the precarious nature of a situation, it is sometimes necessary to step back and view it from another perspective. In the context of constitutionally protected religious freedom in the United States, this perspective can be obtained by looking to other countries around the world. A recent development in Bangladesh’s constitutional Read More


Violence and Religion: Inextricably Entwined?

American flag waving in the wind

December 21st, 2015

With the recent tragedy in Oregon, Americans are reminded yet again of the dangerous power of religious conviction. News reports of the incident informed us that the shooter allegedly linked his killings to whether the victims were Christian. This and other incidents around the world lead many to believe that violence and religion are different Read More


Separation of Church and State: Is the Wall Cracking?

separation of church and state

May 29th, 2015

The U.S. Constitution does not expressly mandate the “separation of church and state,” much to the surprise of many Americans. In fact, the clauses that reference religion in the Constitution are fairly silent as to any sort of separate religious and secular government functions. What the document does say, is that “no religious test” shall Read More


Group sues to prevent Perry from participating in prayer rally

Texas Governor Rick Perry

July 29th, 2011

Texas governor Rick Perry to hold Evangelical rally in Houston Wisconsin political and religious watchdog group Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit with the federal district court in Houston, Texas recently in order to bar Texas governor Rick Perry from participating in a prayer rally which he has organized and promoted. The Freedom From Read More


Religious Street Sign Causes Conflict in New York City

Definition of Atheism

July 25th, 2011

Atheists claim “Seven in Heaven Way” violates secular nature of government A street in Brooklyn, New York City was recently rechristened as “Seven in Heaven Way” in honor of seven firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The inclusion of the word “Heaven” has drawn criticism from the atheist group New York City Read More