Religion

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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First Amendment Earns a C+ on Winter 2018 Report Card

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An antagonistic presidential administration caused the press freedom “grade” to suffer, while freedoms of speech and assembly saw slight improvement.
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Religious Studies Recognized as Essential Part of K-12 Education

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Today the National Council for the Social Studies announced that it has added religious studies to its social studies curriculum.
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ISPU Will Announce Results of American Muslim Poll at Newseum

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The announcement will be followed by a panel discussion on the American Muslim community.
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“Welcoming the Stranger” in the Age of Trump

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Religious individuals and communities offer sanctuary to undocumented people, defending their actions as acts of religious conscience protected by the First Amendment.
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“A shameful day”

On Jan. 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, suspending the refugee program and permanently imposing a religious test for refugees going forward.
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First Five: The First Amendment in the 21st century, banning panhandlers, Yik Yak, and Quentin Tarantino

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Holidays, public schools and what it means to be “American”

Battles this month over holidays in public schools — from Halloween in Connecticut to Christmas in Indiana — are about far more than witches, ghosts, Santa Claus, or Jesus.
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First Five: Voyeuristic media, off-campus student speech under fire, and Trump saves ‘Christmas’

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