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Conditions of Possibility for Religious Freedom

First Five 3.5.20 Feature

Americans agree that freedom of religion or belief is a fundamental right, and as Americans, we should urge the government to do everything it can to create the conditions that make it possible for people of all religions and none to exercise that fundamental right.
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Lifting Every Voice in Religious Freedom

First Five Voices Feature

It is important to explore religious freedom through the lens of African American perspectives because we must lift every voice that has been impacted by religious discrimination and bigotry.
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Don’t Get Stuck on Prayers in Public Schools

Books

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

Christmas Nativity

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?

Teacher Praying

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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Protecting Religious Freedom Has a Domino Effect

Religion In Workplace

The recent death of a turbaned Sikh law enforcement officer sparks conversation over the fact that some members of minority religious communities are still forced to decide between serving their country and honoring their religious identities.
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Telescope Media Group v. Luthero: Federal appellate court weighs in on the religious liberty culture war

Religious Liberty

Courts are facing the thorny issue of balancing religious liberty and anti-discrimination laws and have to answer the question, do religious believers engaged in for-profit businesses have to produce goods and services that violate their deeply held religious beliefs?
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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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‘In God We Trust’ in South Dakota Schools — and What Comes Next

School, Classroom

Students across the nation are heading back to school and for public school students in South Dakota, they will be greeted with prominent displays of “In God We Trust” inscribed on walls in stencil or paint.
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