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Student activist awards given to Milwaukee-area brothers

The brothers received the awards for speaking out in their community and taking action that got religious symbols removed from their public high school football team’s helmets.

Pluck of the Irish: Government plans move away from church control of schools

Some members of the Catholic hierarchy have ranted that religious freedom is under attack in the United States, but now one of Europe’s most devoutly Catholic countries is looking for inspiration from America’s tradition of church-state separation.

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Arkansas legislators should rethink Bible class promotion

Texas legislators got the bright idea in 2007 to pass legislation encouraging public school districts to begin offering courses about the Bible. Although objective academic study of religion is constitutionally permissible in public schools, Americans United was suspicious.

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a lawsuit today (Feb. 6, 2013) on behalf of plaintiffs who seek removal of a portrait of Jesus from Jackson Middle School in Jackson.

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Report finds Texas public school Bible courses promote proselytizing, religious bias

Americans United has long warned that all sorts of church-state problems can arise when public schools try to teach Bible courses, and now a report by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund (TFN) has confirmed our fears.

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Orange County, Florida school leaders have given approval for members of World Changers of Florida to distribute Bibles by placing them on tables near student lunchrooms on Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

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Picture Imperfect: Ohio school district defies request to remove portrait of Jesus

A portrait of Jesus above the entrance to an Ohio public school doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.

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The AHA’s legal center assisted the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers in their complaint.

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Plan for public school kids to be taken to church for a Christmas play is challenged. The message of the play is that the true meaning of Christmas is the birth of the Christian savior, Jesus Christ.

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A loss for reason

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The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a petition for a writ of certiorari by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and its Spartanburg co-plaintiffs, asking the court to rule against academic credit for release-time instruction in Spartanburg (S.C.) public schools.

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