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Fortunately, a growing number of schools are getting the message that the First Amendment doesn’t mandate a religion-free zone in public schools.
Success of Face to Faith program in schools worldwide reminds us that In a world torn by sectarian violence and hate, we can – and must – do much more to help young people experience our common humanity.
Bulletin-board posting was part of what public schools are supposed to be doing in teaching about Islam, Christianity and other faiths in ways that are constitutionally and academically sound.
The Framers of our Constitution knew the time had come to break from the precedents of history and bar any religious group from ever imposing itself on the nation.
Advocates for marriage equality draw the line on religious freedom when religious groups take government funds.
Pushback from atheists on religious monuments, military chaplains and other issues is triggered by frequent lack of equal treatment for the nonreligious in a society that often privileges religion.
In Egypt, the Morsi government’s drive for power produced a constitution that ignored religious freedom, free speech and other basic rights.
Students are free to pray in public schools – except when they aren’t.
Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional the devotional use of the Bible by public schools, in its ruling on Abington Township v. Schempp.
But many school districts in the Lone Star State still haven’t gotten the message, according to a report released last month by the Texas Freedom Network (TFN) entitled [...]
In today’s deeply divided America, who prays the ceremonial prayers is fast becoming a religio-political weathervane pointing in the direction cultural winds are blowing.
Colorado man might have had better luck pursuing his claim through federal or state religious-liberty laws than through free-exercise clause.
Attempts by the state to burden religious practices are always hotly contested – and that’s as it should be in a nation founded on religious freedom.
Why the end of the Protestant hegemony in America will be no loss for religious people of any tradition, including Protestants.
Illinois attorney general’s decision not to appeal ruling protecting two pharmacies from punishment for refusing to dispense ‘morning-after’ pills may have national implications.
Atheists, humanists and other nonreligious people face discrimination and persecution in many parts of the world, but nonbelief should also be a protected human right.