Posts Tagged ‘prayer’
Two Rowan County Republican lawmakers want their legislative colleagues to support a resolution backing their county commissioners and their use of sectarian prayers at official meetings.
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.
Jackson mayor says Town Council changed prayer to make it less sectarian, but courts have repeatedly found officially sponsored prayers to violate the First Amendment.
Trial starts today in lawsuit claiming prison officials are violating John Walker Lindh’s religious rights by preventing inmates from praying together daily.
Measure addresses prayer in public and states that students cannot be compelled to participate in school assignments or educational presentations that violate their religion.
One of the men, who was already suing to end prayers at Hamilton County Commission meetings, has amended his suit to seek $100,000 in damages over the incident.
High court leaves in place a 4th Circuit ruling that predominantly Christian prayers at the start of the Forsyth County, N.C., commission’s meetings violated the First Amendment.
Federal judge still must approve consent decree in case accusing federal agency of restricting religious speech in burials at Houston cemetery.
‘Legislative prayer must strive to be nondenominational so long as that is reasonably possible — it should send a signal of welcome rather than exclusion,’ judges say in 2-1 ruling against Forsyth County commissioners.
Houston Chronicle reports that John Culberson is working to eliminate funding for Arleen Ocasio, who is under fire over religious speech at veterans cemetery.
National cemeteries shouldn’t be religion-free zones where grieving families need to apply in writing in order to offer a prayer. And they shouldn’t be places where volunteers are afraid to utter the G-word.
It’s unclear how organizing a governor-led, Christian-only day of prayer will bring people together in our religiously diverse society.
Unlike most ‘prayer proclamations,’ Rick Perry’s plan includes co-hosting a major Christian worship event — which raises serious questions about his commitment to represent all Texans.
HARTFORD, Conn. — Hartford officials now say they won't include Muslim prayers before City Council meetings in September, after getting mostly negative feedback from the public on an earlier plan to invite Islamic invocations.
The reversal has prompted the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Connecticut to plan a prayer vigil tonight at City Hall in protest.
Some city councilors [...]
PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. — Oral prayer before meals has resumed at the Ed Young Senior Citizens Center near Savannah after it was briefly replaced by a moment of silence last week.
Senior Citizens Inc. officials said May 7 that because the meals they were contracted by the city to provide to Ed Young visitors were mostly [...]