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Posts tagged ‘School Prayer’

 

Kentucky School Removes “Prayer Lockers”

A high school in eastern Kentucky’s Pike County has announced its decision to remove prayer lockers from its hallways after receiving complaints.

October 23rd, 2019

A high school in eastern Kentucky’s Pike County has announced its decision to remove a prayer locker from its hallways after receiving complaints.


Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules on Prayer Issue

The Supreme Court is poised to hear a case that will address the question of whether states can be forced to provide religious funding with taxpayer money.

January 30th, 2019

The United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently supported a ruling by a three-judge panel that prohibits a California district from continuing its prayer policy. In arriving at this decision, the Ninth Circuit explained why the prayers in this prayer policy differed from legislative chaplain prayers which were upheld by the United States Supreme Read More


Lawsuit Announced After School Prayer Prohibited at Football Game

A high school student is suing his school board after they refused to allow him to conduct school prayer before football games.

November 23rd, 2018

A 17-year-old student in Arab City, Alabama recently announced plans to pursue legal action against the Arab City School Board after it rejected his request to conduct a school prayer during a home football game. While it remains uncertain how this case will resolve, it provides a good example of the various conflicts involved in Read More


Legal Action Taken Against Group That Tried to Stop School Prayer

The Supreme Court is poised to hear a case that will address the question of whether states can be forced to provide religious funding with taxpayer money.

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

The US Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case challenging a 94-year-old cross that memorializes deceased World War I veterans in Maryland.

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