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Religion in Schools

Bill Maher: Keep Schools Secular And Imprison Environmental Polluters

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," discussed the "ridiculous" role of religion in schools and the urgency of implementing "draconi...

North Carolina High School To Allow Secular Club

Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A North Carolina high school will allow the formation of a club for nonreligious students after a four-month standoff. The Secular Student Al...

North Carolina High School Denies Student Secular Club

Religious News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A North Carolina high school is facing a legal battle for refusing to allow a club for the nonreligious. According to a letter sent by First ...

Louisiana School Accused Of Religious Harassment

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a school board in Louisiana, alleging officials at one of its schools harassed a sixt...

School Prayer Measure Gets Push From Democrats

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A group of South Carolina lawmakers have renewed a push to allow students to pray in public schools. The measure, originally introduced last sprin...

This School Science Lesson Contains A Very Religious Message

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Well, this doesn’t look like accurate science to us. Reddit user Dtooth0 posted the above photo on the site’s “WTF” thread Tuesday morn...

School District Faces Backlash After Students Visit Mosque

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion

A school district in the Nashville, Tenn., area has revised its field trip policy after receiving backlash for taking students to visit a mosque. I...

The Display That Caused A Big Controversy

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion

A Kansas elementary school has taken down a hallway display depicting the Five Pillars of Islam after it caused an Internet controversy and complaints...

Is Yoga In School A Violation Of The Separation Of Church And State? Judge Will Decide Today

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion

SAN DIEGO — A judge ruled Monday that a public school district can teach yoga, siding with administrators who argued the practice is a secular w...

Americans Still Conflicted About School Prayer

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion

Though school-sponsored prayer in public schools was ruled unconstitutional more than 50 years ago and the Supreme Court decided more than 20 years ag...

Silence My Voice, Not My Religion

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion
Stephanie R. Caudle

While this story is powerful and especially resonates with me because of my roots in the school, this act of standing for your religion is a trend sweeping the nation.

Does Yoga In The Classroom Violate The Separation Of Church And State?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion

Does teaching yoga in public schools violate the separation of church and state? That's what two parents are contending in a lawsuit against Encini...

School That Gave Creationist 'Science' Quiz May Shut Down Next Year

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

After a creationist quiz from a South Carolina school was posted to Reddit in late April, the school received not only an onslaught of criticism, but ...

Why Everyone Should Oppose Ten Commandments In Public Schools – Especially Religious People

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Every religious person should object to having the Ten Commandments in schools because you are allowing other people -- people over whom you have no control -- the responsibility of interpreting said commandments.

High School Sued For Allegedly Forcing Kids To Attend Christian Assemblies

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

Students at Mississippi's Northwest Rankin High School who claim that they and their classmates were forced to attend assemblies about Christianity an...

GOP Lawmaker Presses For Ten Commandments In Schools

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

Texas state Rep. Phil Stephenson (R) filed a resolution on Monday calling for more "acknowledgement" of Christianity in public schools, encouraging Te...

Jesus Was a Texan

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

We are a backwards-ass state in a fast-forward world. Texas is a land of contradictions. We are creating some of the planet's most advanced technology while teaching our children that archaeology proves the Bible to be factual.

Texas Public Schools Teaching 'End Times' Theology, Creationism

Posted 01.30.2013 | Education

Students in Texas' public schools are still learning that the Bible provides scientific evidence that the Earth is 6,000 years old, that astronauts ha...

GOP Lawmaker Backs Bill For Bible Course In Public Schools

Posted 01.24.2013 | Education

Arkansas schools could soon have an easier way to teach a Bible course as part of its public curriculum. Republican state Rep. Denny Altes has prop...

Teacher Fired After Giving Student Bible, Sharing Verse

Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

A Phillipsburg, N.J. substitute teacher has been terminated for the year after sharing a Bible verse with a student and subsequently giving the child ...

Jesus Portrait In Public Ohio Middle School To Stay

Posted 01.10.2013 | Education

The American Civil Liberties Union stepped in Thursday as school officials in Jackson City, Ohio are ignoring the demands of an atheist group, decidin...

Put God Back In Public Schools?

Adam Hamilton | Posted 03.09.2013 | Religion
Adam Hamilton

The religious neutrality in our schools is, I would argue, one of our strengths. Teachers cannot inhibit or deride religion. But this does not mean that we've taken God out of public schools.

Responding To School Shootings With A Moment Of Silence

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

Providing an opportunity for public school children to reflect on their unique values through a moment of silence does not need to violate the first amendment's prohibition on establishing a religion.

Republican Lawmaker Wants Kids To Say The Lord's Prayer In School

Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

A Republican state senator wants Indiana's public school students to begin each day by reciting the Lord's Prayer. Dennis Kruse, chair of the state...

If We Don't Love Our Neighbors, Then We Don't Love Ourselves

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 02.27.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

I don't usually comment on the negative comments that others make about what happens in our society. However, I am having a very hard time keeping my fingers from writing about the comments that have been made about God and what happened in Newtown, Conn.