Freedom of Religion

Teacher-led Prayer: Unconstitutional but Appropriate?

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Teachers should help students understand why religious freedom protections — like the prohibition against teacher-led prayer — benefit people of all religions and none.
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Freedom of Religion and Worshiping in Texas Prisons Brown v. Collier (2019)

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Muslim inmates who were previously allowed to participate in group worship under indirect supervision must now await volunteers to facilitate directly supervised religious gatherings.
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How Not to Protect Religious Freedom: The Strange Case of the Department of Labor’s Proposed Rule on the Religious Exemption

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OFCCP’s proposed rule’s harmful and unnecessary expansion of the existing religious exemption for employers endangers the religious freedom and civil rights of employees across the nation.
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Federal Appeals Court Rules County Commissioners’ Prayer Practice Unconstitutional

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A recent court case determined the practice of invocational prayer that traditionally preceded the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners meetings “had run afoul of the Establishment Clause.”
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Back to School — And Religion Is on the Syllabus?

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It may surprise some, but a significant majority of Americans — including public school teachers — say yes.
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Can Government Contractors Refuse Workers Based on Religious Beliefs?

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The greatly expanded scope of the exemption means that it has the potential to bolster one aspect of religious freedom (for some) while undermining another.
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Are Religious People Really Ignorant About Religion?

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The answer to that question depends entirely on what we think it means to know about religion.
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When Is a Religious Symbol Not a Religious Symbol?

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The Supreme Court case that explores whether courts or government agencies are competent to adjudicate what is religious and what is not.
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Lessons from Brooklyn

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To have equity for people of all religions and none, we must guarantee fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all — not just for the people who look like us and believe the same things we do.
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First Amendment Report Card – Summer 2018

First Amendment Report Card

The First Amendment earns a B- grade in the First Amendment Center’s latest report card.
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