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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the United States was founded on the principle of freedom of religion, religion has been “on trial” in America almost from the first days of the republic. It may seem ironic that the court system should be so involved in the very ...
An increasing number of school children are non-Christian immigrants from Asian countries. These students' families not only speak a ... Religion is an area where laws and court decisions can shape the patterns of daily practice.
are venues in which individuals with different beliefs come into close contact with one another. The First Amendment creates an inherent tension. The Establishment Clause requires that government cannot endorse a specific religion or ...
In order for religion and politics to be separate spheres, the founders recognized that freedom of religion required that government not be involved in the promotion or protection of particular faiths or discouraging citizens from ...
School Prayer The issue of religion in the schools proved to be one of the most contentious social issues in twentieth-century America, and promises ... These families often have different values, and also different religious beliefs.