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Bangor Daily News, MaineAn elementary school's decision to end its traditional "blessing" of small student-made wooden rowboats by a local Congregational minister has put prayer in Maine's public square in the spotlight. South Bristol Elementary School ended the 16-year...
Austin American-StatesmanI favor separation of church and state. But I preach against separation of church and politics. There's nothing wrong with believers voting their beliefs. In fact, they should. And I'm OK with them voting to inflict their beliefs on others, within...
It is early dawn and no one in the household is awake. There is a loud pounding on the door and voices demand to be let in. The father goes to the door and government officials storm in and begin rummaging through the family's belongings, searching...
Springfield is a long way from Istanbul — 5,660 miles, in fact — but Illinois state senators are considering a resolution that would criticize Turkey's treatment of the Eastern Orthodox religious hierarchy. Even though a majority of senators...
Inland Valley Daily BulletinOn the same day that Pakistan parliamentary elections were taking place, the leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community delivered a message of peace, unity and separation of religion and state. Members of this Muslim community have been deprived of...
WASHINGTON — Can a public high school hold its graduation ceremony in a local church? The Supreme Court has been pondering that question in its private conference for six weeks, discussing whether to take up a Wisconsin case that could reset the...
Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.It all started with a permission slip. The one Mitzi Yates found among the papers in her fifth-grader's backpack. If she signed it, it would allow him to bring home a copy of the Gideon New Testament from McConnell Elementary. Wary of religious...
In the post-9/11 culture wars over Islamic fundamentalism, American conservatives — properly — have condemned attempts in Muslim countries to punish blasphemy or insults to the prophet Muhammad. It will be interesting to see if they are...
This post has been updated and corrected. See the notes below for details.Just weeks after the terrorist bombings at the Boston Marathon, the global leader of the world’s 10-million-plus Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has brought his religion’s message of peace, public service and uplift to the faithful of Southern...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSTANFORD — A dust-up over prayer at Lincoln County High School's upcoming graduation ceremony has ruffled feathers and garnered national headlines, but some involved say the real issues at hand seem to be getting lost in a sea of misinformation....
email@example.comBill Morris of Hagerstown said Wednesday that he thinks the United States has gone too far in protecting separation of church and state and that he has always thought there is no such thing, pointing out that those words are not explicitly written in...
The News TribuneOpponents of same-sex marriage have rallied around a Richland florist who is being sued by the state attorney general's office and the ACLU for refusing to provide flowers for a gay couple's wedding. But the core issue isn't same-sex marriage; it's the...
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