Friday, November 8, 2013

Issue of Prayer Returns

Teaching an elective in religion?  Here's a good issue to debate.

The Supreme Court is deciding the limits of prayer and the First Amendment based on a case that started in Greece, New York. Does prayer have any role at government meetings? The plaintiff, Galloway, says no. The Court is hearing arguments now and many think their decision "could shape the legal landscape on this issue for decades to come."

In addition to the clip above from PBS Religion & Ethics, you can read a good background story about the issue from the New York Times. And Adam Liptak also has good story in the New York Times here.

Here is another background story from the PBS News Hour and below that a news story from Newsy.

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