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Circling Around the Divisiveness of a National Day of Prayer

Janet Haag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Janet Haag

I continue to be fascinated by the controversy and commentaries connected to the National Day of Prayer! What is most striking is the more extreme the view, the less knowledge there is about the designated "adversary."

Does the National Day of Prayer Violate Church-State Separation?

K. Hollyn Hollman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
K. Hollyn Hollman

There is no problem when Americans -- including public officials -- gather to pray. Questions properly arise, however, when the government, by an official act of Congress, urges citizens to engage in a religious exercise.

Happy National Day of Prayer...Or Is It National Day of Fighting Over Prayer?

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

Media reports on the recent National Day of Prayer controversies peddle a common tale: religious pluralism has undermined the American practice of harmonious prayer. However, no storyline could be further from historical reality.