• Prevent Coercive Prayer In Public Schools
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    Prevent Coercive Prayer in Public Schools The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America reads: 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.' This amendment, commonly called the Establishment Clause, forms the foundation of the right of every American to practice their chosen religion freely and without the interference of the government. In 1947, the Supreme Court issued a statement emphasizing the separa...
  • Preaching Prayer Bill Of Rights
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    Preaching Prayer The topic of prayer in schools is a contradicting subject. Many people argue their opinions about it: either for prayer or against it. The people making the decisions should consider all of the pros and cons for each side. The action of prayer in schools should be motivated to result in a better outcome for everyone. The people for it insist that prayer should be included in school activity because it is a part of life that surrounds everyone, the majority of the students suppo...
  • Prayer In The School Is Wrong
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    Prayer and Public Schools: Not A Good Combination Imagine a little boy on the first day of classes sitting in second grade at a public school where more than half of the population of the school is Christian. This boy was brought up to believe in Allah and the principles of the Islamic faith. Over the intercom, the principle announces that it is time to recite the pledge and make a prayer in Jesus name. The boy, resistant to say the prayer with his classmates, does not remain standing after the ...
  • Public Schools And Religion
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    To pray or not to pray that is one of the questions. This question arose in communities all over the United States when there was a disagreement concerning the separation of church and state. The new question is whether or not this problem has a solution. Many problems throughout the world have no solutions. Humans know there is nothing they can do to fix these dilemmas, but have learned to somewhat cope with these unsolvable challenges. The controversy involving prayer in public schools should...
  • School Prayer Publicly Pray
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    Prayer or No Prayer? There are many different issues that are constantly discussed in political issues. One issue that is often brought to light is the issue of public prayer in schools. I feel that it is something that needs to allowed. Our pledge of allegiance says, One nation, under God, and with liberty and justice for all. If our children are allowed to cite this at school, why are they not allowed to publicly pray? The ability to express themselves is something that every child needs. I ce...
  • Prayer Play An Important Role In Our Lives Schools Religion Government
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    Amen: Does Prayer Play An Important Role In Our Lives Today? Does prayer play an important role in our lives today? The minority would say no and that prayer shouldn't ever have played an important role in our society. But, the simple fact of the matter is that for hundreds of years, prayer in school has been encouraged by both society and government. In recent years, it has been established that prayer in schools has led to a steady moral decline. Morals must be taught, in school and at home, a...
  • Religion In Public Schools
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    Religion in Public Schools Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof... .' O according to the First Amendment of the Constitution. This idea of freedom of religion has been stated very clearly, but it also raises questions about the meaning of religious freedom. Should religious expression be excluded from all government activities? Has separation of church and state been violated by the U. S. Treasury? For example, on the back of...
  • Banning Prayer In Schools
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    Banning Prayer in Schools When schools first opened hundreds of years ago prayer was always enforced, and the Bible was the only book most schools had to read. Our first constitutional right states that we have the right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and as our right the government can not tell us when it is appropriate to pray. The government is only taking away yet another right making us weaker and themselves stronger. The bible being the first book in education, the first ame...