Religion

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

ISPU

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

Immigrants rights protest

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

First Five

Scouring the web for First Amendment news is our job. Enjoy First Five, your regular dose of First Amendment news.
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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’

Scouring the web for First Amendment news is our job. Enjoy First Five, your regular dose of First Amendment news.
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Despite settled law, schools still struggle to get religion right

Although I can’t cite a scientific survey to prove it, I have detected a recent upswing in conflicts over religion in public schools. Just as I was beginning to believe that most schools were finally getting religion right, it appears that the trend is in the other direction.
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Sign Ordinance ruled Unconstitutional

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On June 18, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated an Arizona town’s ordinance that treated categories of signs quite differently – saying such differences violated the First Amendment.
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In 2014, Marriage and Contraception Dominated U.S. Religion News

Marriage and Contraception

As expected, marriage and contraception dominated 2014’s domestic religion news headlines. At this time last year, same-sex marriage was legal in fifteen states, plus the District of Columbia. Today, 70 percent
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