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  • Practice Of Organized Prayer In 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 separ...
  • People In Favor Of School Prayer
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    Religion in School No aspect of the church-state controversy arouses more emotion and discussion than the subject of prayer in the public schools. After all, public schools are supported with taxpayer money. What believer would want their taxes to support an institution that prohibits his children from praying What nonbeliever would want their taxes to support an institution that requires her children to participate in prayer Yet some believers think they know better than the Founding Fathers an...
  • School Prayer
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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 suppor...
  • School Prayer Advocates
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    Since the Engel decision in 1962, religious advocates have been assailing the Supreme Court for 'taking God out of the classroom. ' In an effort to reverse this trend, conservative religious groups have been fighting for the passage of a school prayer amendment to gain greater leeway for religious activities in schools. Clearly not all school prayer advocates agree as to what types of religious activities are permissible in public schools and why, but the following are some of the most frequentl...
  • Prayer In School
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    Prayer in Schools I feel prayer should be re-established in America's schools. There is a strong belief in God by the government, so our schools should also support that idea. Many use prayer as a guidance tool. It gives a lot of students something to believe in and a sense of hope. They can turn to prayer for help and understanding in difficult situations. National officials, students, and churches use prayer; schools should be allowed to use it as well. God is recognized as the "universal supr...
  • Prayer On Students
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    Prayer in school Prayer in school is a controversial issue these days, and it is held dearly in the hearts of many people in America. Prayer has been in public schools from the colonial times until 1962. Supporters, of prayer in school, view that starting the day off with a prayer will not harm society. Some people see it as a "way of allowing the students to clear their minds". (Mireless 28) It gives students a peaceful way to start the day, instead of a teacher to quiet an obnoxious group of s...
  • Prayer Before A High Schools Event
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    Public Prayers at High School Sporting Events The Supreme Court has just received Santa Fe vs. the people, in this case the students was banned from saying a prayer at a foot ball game. The constitution protects the right to free speech. Therefore, there is no reason for this case to have come up in the first place. If someone does not want to hear a prayer, they do not have to listen to it. If I were the judge I would rule that banning prayer at school events is unconstitutional. The first reas...
  • Prayer In Public School
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    School Prayer Should Be Allowed attended twelve years of Catholic School. My parents consented to the decision of my enrollment and they knew what was involved. They knew that the study of God and prayer was mandatory. Prayer in school in my case produced and environment of discipline and respect for the teachers. The involvement of my parents and the faculty in the use of prayer was in full agreement. However, my view was not even considered important. My rights had been violated. The First Ame...
  • Middle School Graduation Ceremony
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    A new story has become a case which has sparked controversy and debate throughout a public middle school and the community. A middle school graduation ceremony is scheduled to have a Jewish rabbi include a prayer in this special event. A middle school student has been outraged by this idea and has taken actions into her own hands. This student is suing to bar the prayer from the ceremony because she feels this will violate her first amendment rights, which are the freedom of speech. The prayer i...
  • Prayers At Public School Graduation Ceremonies
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    Prayer in School: One Hypocrisy of our Democracy This paper deals with the stance of our schools and government on prayer in school. In this paper I will show how our government is hypocritical in its dealings of the prayer in school issue and how some of us as citizens are hypocritical as well. I will discuss the freedom of religion rights and how its interpretation affects prayer in school. Also, I will address the popular phrase, "separation of church and state", that is often used to argue a...
  • Public Schools Offer Prayers In A Classroom
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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 ...
  • Moment Of Silence In Schools America
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    Many children in today's society grow up with little or no more values at all, these children are the sons and daughters of the so called, "Generation X". This maybe the root of America's problems with our youth. In the mid sixties religion was taken out of our school systems, and in 1962, the Supreme Court decided that public schools did not have the power to authorize school prayer (Marks 26). This decision made our public schools in the U.S. more atheistic than schools in many European nation...
  • Issue Of Public Prayer In Schools
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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 In Schools
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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...
  • Prayer 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 e...
  • School Wide Required Prayer
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    School Prayer By Danielle Clark Block 1 Speech 105 I. Intro- Contrary to the claims, students have the Constitutional right to pray in school, either individually or in informal groups so long as the prayer is not organized by the school. But if the students only knew what they were really doing by praying in school. II. First of all they are going against the Bible. As to quote, Matthew 6: 5-6: "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues a...
  • Group Prayer In Public Schools
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    ... Thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men... But thou, when thou pray est, enter into the closet, and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret... (Matthew 6: 5-6) Pilgrims came to the new land to create a place where people were free to worship and think as they liked, a place where praying is not coerced. They produced the United States of America: the la...
  • Prayer In The Schools
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    In 1962 the case of Engel vs. Vitale came about. At first the government stated that a non-God believing person or a person of a different culture could be except from saying the prayer. The morning prayer was done after the pledging of the flag. The prayer was such"; Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependency upon thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers, nd our country". However a group of parents said that even though there children were except from saying the prayer...
  • Prayer From Public Schools Across The Nation
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    To Pray or Not to Pray "The trend of taking God and moral teaching out of schools is a diabolical scheme", declared the Reverend Billy Graham soon after the Engel versus Vitale and Schempp verdict (Haas 30). The debate over the separation of church and state had been swirling through courtrooms for years. The controversy over school prayer in the Engel versus Vitale case started over a prayer recited in the New York public school system, known as the Regent's Prayer. A group of three parents fou...
  • Discussion Of A School Prayer Amendment
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    "Our father which art in heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever, Amen". About thirty-nine years ago children in the public schools prayed this prayer every morning and read Scripture aloud before the start of cla...

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