In Legal Terms: Religious Freedom




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Summary: <p>Religious Freedom or Freedom from Religion? </p><br><p>What does the First Amendment say about religion? We talk about students and religion in schools. </p><p>Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.</p><p>What about religious practices in public schools or public places?</p><p>Do students have the right to express their religious beliefs at school?</p><p>Can students express their religious beliefs during class?</p><p>Can students distribute religious material at school?</p><p>Can students form religious clubs at school?</p><p>Can students pray at school?</p><p>Is it okay to bring a Bible to school? Can it be used as a resource for an assignment?</p><p>Can students wear religious clothing or jewelry to school?</p><p>Can my city force my store or restaurant to close on Sunday (Blue Laws?).</p><p>Current events: </p><ul> <li>Utah teacher apologizes for Ash Wednesday cross incident  <a href="https://www.apnews.com/07145585aaf44d4e8edaa389109a2cd7" target="_blank">https://www.apnews.com/07145585aaf44d4e8edaa389109a2cd7</a> </li> <li>Mississippi school tells teachers to remove religious items <a href="https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/03/23/mississippi-school-tells-teachers-to-remove_ap.html" target="_blank">https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/03/23/mississippi-school-tells-teachers-to-remove_ap.html</a> </li> </ul><br> For information regarding your data privacy, visit <a href="https://acast.com/privacy">Acast.com/privacy</a>