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A Greece, dans l'Etat de New York aux Etats-Unis, deux habitantes (une athée et une juive) ont protesté contre l'exclusivité des prières chrétiennes en début de conseil municipal, opposant ainsi les traditions américaines face aux pratiques religieuses inconstitutionnelles.
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How will the court resolve the “problem” of sectarian legislative prayer?

How will the court resolve the “problem” of sectarian legislative prayer? | La Religion aux États-Unis | Scoop.it

On November 6, 2013, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Town of Greece v. Galloway, a Second Circuit case considering the constitutionality of faith-specific legislative prayer.  The central question is, as Justice Kagan noted, whether references to Jesus Christ and other religion-specific deities “will be allowed in a public town session.”  As the oral argument demonstrated, the question is not an easy one.  Sectarian legislative prayer sits uncomfortably at the intersection of the Court’s opinions in Marsh v. Chambers and Allegheny County v. ACLU.  Applying these decisions, four Circuits—the Second (Greece), Fourth (Joyner), Ninth (City of Lancaster), and Eleventh (Pelphrey)—have reached at least three different conclusions regarding the constitutionality of religion-specific legislative prayers, perhaps informing Justice Kagan’s view that “every time the Court gets involved in things like this, it seems to make the problem worse rather than better.”


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Nonbelievers seek to take God off currency - Freedom From Religion Foundation

Nonbelievers seek to take God off currency - Freedom From Religion Foundation | La Religion aux États-Unis | Scoop.it
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, along with 19 other plaintiffs, is suing the U.S. Treasury for stamping "In God We Trust" on currency. Honorary...

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Supreme Court tests limits of prayer at official government meetings

Supreme Court tests limits of prayer at official government meetings | La Religion aux États-Unis | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, testing the wall between church and state in a sensitive case, wrestled Wednesday with how far government bodies can go in offering prayers at the start of official meetings.

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’The atheists are excluded’ - Freedom From Religion Foundation

’The atheists are excluded’ - Freedom From Religion Foundation | La Religion aux États-Unis | Scoop.it
By Annie Laurie Gaylor Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation There were a few (very few) hopeful moments during the U.S. Supreme C...

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The Supreme Court Revisits Official Government Prayer

The Supreme Court Revisits Official Government Prayer | La Religion aux États-Unis | Scoop.it

It's hard to believe that, in 2013, any question remains regarding the constitutionality of official government prayers, but the Supreme Court will revisit the issue for the first time in more than a decade when it hears oral arguments this November in Town of Greece v. Galloway.


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Memo to SCOTUS: Greece is not Congress

Memo to SCOTUS: Greece is not Congress | La Religion aux États-Unis | Scoop.it
There is a suburb of the city of Rochester known as Greece, New York. Greece, New York, is governed locally by a Town Board. The Town Board of Greece, New York, is NOT the Congress of the United States.
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Supreme Court Takes on Corporate Religious Rights With ...

Supreme Court Takes on Corporate Religious Rights With ... | La Religion aux États-Unis | Scoop.it
In it, the majority concluded that the First Amendment right to exercise a religious belief is a “personal right” that exists for the benefit of actual human beings and not for artificial, legally-constructed “persons” like corporations.
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One-Third of Americans Under 30 Have No Religion -- How Will That Change the Country?

One-Third of Americans Under 30 Have No Religion -- How Will That Change the Country? | La Religion aux États-Unis | Scoop.it
Americans are abandoning religion in droves.

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Santorum: Obama wants 'Godless' America; passion is on the left

Santorum: Obama wants 'Godless' America; passion is on the left | La Religion aux États-Unis | Scoop.it
  NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who very well may have been a Michigan primary win away from being the Republican nominee, gave a rousing defense of social values here at the Conservative Political Action...

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Kansas school bans fliers with Bible verses - Alliance Defending Freedom

Kansas school bans fliers with Bible verses - Alliance Defending Freedom | La Religion aux États-Unis | Scoop.it
Attorney sound bites:  Matt Sharp  |  Jeremy TedescoKANSAS CITY, Kan.

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Town of Greece v. Galloway -- Brief History of the Establishment Clause

Town of Greece v. Galloway -- Brief History of the Establishment Clause | La Religion aux États-Unis | Scoop.it
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Ross Techmanski's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:01 PM

i think when it comes to seperation of religion and state there dose need to to be a wall.  i think in recent court cases they are seperating to much.  for example i think the commen religion that dose establish a god should be recognize.  in the santa fe case it is ok to say a prayer befor a game.  we are a majority rules country and if only 3 percent of the population proclaimes themself athiest it is ok to pray to a genral god for safty before a game.

Maddie Callen's curator insight, December 20, 2013 11:34 AM

The article does a good job explaining the history of the establishment clause. The article is about a town that conducts prayers before every town meeting. Some small towns are predominatly one religion and no one will get offended or have a problem with it but the governmnet will insist on prohibiting this. Some take the amendment literally in that there should be a seperation between church and state but they should be able to step in on a case like this.

Alex fowler's curator insight, February 3, 2014 10:26 PM
In the video clips they talk about what is and is not okay based off of the informal amendments to the ways of Americans. I think religious cases are interesting and i think it is important to have separation of the church and state.
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In Brief: Supreme Court Revisits Legislative Prayer in Town of Greece v. Galloway

In Brief: Supreme Court Revisits Legislative Prayer in Town of Greece v. Galloway | La Religion aux États-Unis | Scoop.it

The U.S. Supreme Court will revisit the issue of legislative prayer when it hears oral arguments on Nov. 6 in a case involving a challenge to a municipality’s practice of beginning each town board meeting with an invocation. The last time the high court weighed in on this issue was in its 1983 decision in Marsh v. Chambers, when the justices ruled that the Nebraska legislature’s practice of opening each legislative session with a prayer did not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.


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Religious leaders split on prayer in government meetings

Religious leaders split on prayer in government meetings | La Religion aux États-Unis | Scoop.it
Religious and government leaders watch as Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on Christian invocations (RT @andreastonez: Religious leaders split on prayer in government meetings via @AJAM http://t.co/0fyF3AlJ9k)...

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U.S. justices to weigh corporate religious rights

Supreme Court justices could decide on Tuesday to review religious objections made by corporations to a provision of the 2010 federal healthcare law requiring employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control.

 

The key question before the court is whether corporations should be treated the same as individuals when making free exercise of religion claims rooted in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.


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J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, November 27, 2013 10:50 AM

Counter suit: my religious freedoms are being violated by employers who hide behind articles of incorporation for tax reasons and bully those who have personal beliefs different from their own. When a corporation is baptized, I'll think they have religious rights.