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Separate and Unequal

January 13, 2013

“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God… I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between church and State.” Thomas Jefferson’s almost infamous statement of support for the ‘establishment clause’ of the United States Constitution is perhaps the most frequently cited by opponents of laws which are primarily religious in motivation. 1,584 more words

Humanities

Event at Hunter College: "American Education and the Separation of Church and State: Fact vs. Fiction"

The CUNY Institute for Educational Policy is hosting a discussion entitled “American Education and the Separation of Church and State: Fact vs. Fiction,” on December 4th at Hunter College. 211 more words

Scholarship Roundup

Dismantling The Wall

Last week I had the opportunity to present the first in a series of talks on the First Amendment hosted by the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers. 816 more words

Legal History

Unwelcome prayer

Parliament’s speaker has proposed a new prayer to open each sitting day in our House of Representatives. You might be reasonably surprised at that sentence – why, in a supposedly secular country, is each day in Parliament opened with a prayer? 645 more words

Culture

Orlando Schools Considering Banning All Religious Materials After Satanic Group Prints Kids' Flyers

ORLANDO (CBS Tampa) – Orange County Public Schools officials are taking another look at allowing religious pamphlets on school grounds, reports WKMG-TV.

That’s because a group of devil worshipers promised to give high school students a “Satanic” activities book. 260 more words

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