Tagged with First Amendment

NEWS: State Money for Religious Schools in Florida?

House and Senate committees are meeting in Florida to discuss the possible repeal of long-standing ruling that prohibits the use of state funds for religious institutions. The issue at hand is school vouchers: many Floridians would like to use school vouchers to allow their students to attend religious institutions. The ban, known as the “Blaine amendment” … Continue reading

NEWS: Secular Spaces: Can Evangelicals Remain Neutral?

Greg Boyd, recognized theologian, preacher, author, and founder of the evangelical mega-church Woodland Hills, in St. Paul, Minnesota, was asked to deliver a speech at the inauguration of David M. Dooley as the 11th president of the University of Rhode Island. Boyd’s lecture was titled “Creating the Future: The Role of the University in Transforming … Continue reading

NEWS: The Establishment Clause: A Student Gets Burned

People and organizations continue to mix church and state…and it makes the news. We continue to debate about what is the proper place to display religious belief. How does one allow free expression without displacing the beliefs of others? Many Americans remain serious about their religion. Thus it is no surprise that one’s belief would … Continue reading

NEWS: YUP Reignites the Row over the Danish Cartoons

Yale University Press has announced its decision to remove the 12 controversial Danish cartoons from a forthcoming book called The Cartoons that Shook the World. Written by Jytte Klausen, a Danish-born professor of politics at Brandeis University, the book deals with the orchestrated campaign of ‘protest’ following the publication of Prophet Mohammad cartoons in Jyllands-Posten … Continue reading