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School Prayer and Bible Reading

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Early American organized education was religious in character and content. From the time public education began to spread in the 1820 and 1830s until after World War II, most public ...

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School Prayer and Bible Reading

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Early American organized education was religious in character and content. From the time public education began to spread in the 1820 and 1830s until after World War II, most public ...

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See overview in Oxford Index

School Prayer and Bible Reading

in The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Courts and Procedure. 947 words.

Early American organized education was religious in character and content. From the time public education began to spread in the

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The School Prayer Cases

Steven K. Green.

in The Third Disestablishment

February 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 23403 words.

This chapter examines the background to and the holdings in the two seminal cases involving prayer and Bible reading in the public schools: Engel v. Vitale and Abington Township v. Schempp....

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Our Father

Neil J. Young.

in We Gather Together

December 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 12928 words.

With two court cases in 1962 and 1963, Engel v. Vitale and Abington School District v. Schempp, the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional school prayer and Bible reading in the nation’s...

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God and Country during the Kennedy Presidency

Daniel K. Williams.

in God's Own Party

September 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 8174 words.

The failure of conservative Protestants to prevent a Catholic, John F. Kennedy, from becoming president made them realize that they were political outsiders who were losing their battle for...

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Prologue

Robert Wuthnow.

in Red State Religion

December 2011; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 2847 words.

This book examines how Kansas became known as one of the most conservative states in America. Kansas was one of the first to pass mandatory Prohibition and one of the last to overturn it....

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Democracy, Religion, and American Education

Emile Lester.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education

September 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Studies. 6763 words.

The debate over religion in public schools in the United States since the 1960s has pitted two forces of democracy celebrated in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s The Social Contract against each...

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Religious Education in Public Schools: An International Human Rights Perspective

Carolyn Evans.

in Human Rights Law Review

January 2008; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration. 11268 words.

The question of whether and how public schools in Europe (and, indeed, in liberal democracies more generally) should introduce religion into the classroom has become increasingly important....

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Credibility Assessment in Claims based on Persecution for Reasons of Religious Conversion and Homosexuality: A Practitioners Approach

Uwe Berlit, Harald Doerig and Hugo Storey.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

December 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 8832 words.

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III Factors, 29 “Religious Talk” in Narratives of Membership

Ran Hirschl and Ayelet Shachar.

in Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?

October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 18 pages. 8727 words.

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Hubbard, Elbert Green

Paul McKenna.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Publishing. 2315 words.

Hubbard, Elbert Green (19 June 1856–07 May 1915), author and publisher, was born in Bloomington, Illinois, the son of Dr. Silas Hubbard, a physician, and Juliana Frances Read. After...

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On the Secularization of the Public Square

Pierre Birnbaum.

in Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law; Public International Law. 6416 words.

This chapter describes a paradox: both France and the United States are seen as societies in which State and Church are separated, even if they have deeply different kinds of States. The...

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Accommodating Muslims in Europe: From Adopting Sharia Law to Religiously Based Opt Outs from Generally Applicable Laws

Dominic McGoldrick.

in Human Rights Law Review

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration. 22284 words.

This article considers the possibilities for accommodating the growing numbers of Muslims in Europe. Sections 2–5 examine the compatibility of the adoption of Islamic Law or an Islamic Law...

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Part 3 Trends in Decision and Conditioning Factors: Claims Relating to Respect, Eleven Claims Relating to Freedom from Religious Discrimination

Myres S. McDougal, Harold D. Lasswell and Lung-chu Chen.

in Human Rights and World Public Order

February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 37 pages. 17500 words.

This chapter focuses on claims relating to freedom from religious discrimination. It begins with a factual background on discrimination based upon religious beliefs and expressions, which...

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Religion in Elementary and Secondary Education in the United States

Diane L. Moore and Lauren R. Kerby.

in Education

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Education; Organization and Management of Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education; Schools Studies; Teaching Skills and Techniques. 6720 words.

The history of religion and education in what constitutes the modern United States is largely a story of Protestant Christian hegemony. From the influence of Puritans, Baptists,...

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Part Two The Georgia Constitution and Commentary, Art.I Bill of Rights

Melvin B. Hill Jr. and G. LaVerne Williamson Hill.

in The Georgia State Constitution

May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 44 pages. 19873 words.

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John Bunyan

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1628–88),

born at Elstow, near Bedford, the son of a brazier, learned to read and write at the village school and was early set to his father's trade. He was drafted into the...

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Weir, Samuel

Jeff Crocombe.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1008 words.

Brethren minister, was born a slave in Bath County, Virginia. Little is known of his early life. At age two he was moved with his family to Botetourt County, Virginia, when the family's...

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Broughton, Virginia E. Walker (1856 - 1934), Educator, Missionary, Baptist Lay Leader

Charles Rosenberg.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1401 words.

one of the first four graduates from Fisk University, school teacher, missionary, founder of the Tennessee and National Baptist Women's Convention, was born free in Nashville, Tennessee,...

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