Religion on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents
ABC-CLIO, 2004 - 329 strani
From colonial times to the present, an insightful examination of how courts have determined the extent to which religion is accommodated in American public life.
This volume chronicles such groundbreaking cases as the 1991 decision ordering blood transfusions for children of Christian Scientists in Norwood Hospital v. Munoz and the infamous case, Engel v. Vitale, that banned prayer in schools and ignited calls for Chief Justice Earl Warren's impeachment. The work addresses such inflammatory contemporary disputes as prayer in schools, allegiance to the flag, and the display of religious symbols on public property, and the impact they have had on American society.
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Series Foreword Preface xiii ix PART ONE 1 Introduction 3 The First Amendment, 4 The Wall of Separation, 5 Areas of Legal Conflict, 7 The U.S. Legal System, 12 2 Historical Background 19 The Christian Church in Europe, ...
Of course, there are millions of religious Americans who are not Christians. There are also millions of Americans who profess no religious beliefs. Although the United States has always had a diverse population, the trend has ...
An increasing number of school children are non-Christian immigrants from Asian countries. These students' families not only speak a diverse number of languages but are also members of a diverse number of religions.
Recitation of the Lord's Prayer at public events favors Christianity. The courts have even held that schools enforcing a moment of silence in classrooms to encourage individual prayer is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has also ...
... the issue of whether the city is promoting or endorsing Christianity. Although the majority of the citizens may view the activity as a praiseworthy use of tax money, it may also offend those of other faiths or those of no faith.