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Don’t Get Stuck on Prayers in Public Schools

It’s time we stop reducing complex questions of religion and education to political debates about prayer.
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Baby Jesus Wasn’t a Patriotic American

Religious communities should be concerned when public officials, including those in the White House, use religious holidays like Christmas to stoke nationalist sentiments among their Twitter followers.
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Teacher-led Prayer: Unconstitutional but Appropriate?

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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