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September/October 2012

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Sadness Within Islam

Saudi grand mufti's edict on Christian churches

Inside Interfaith Iran

For the past few months the eyes of the believers around the world have been fixed on an Iranian death row "apostate" who has refused to recant his faith...

For the Good of All

Have you noticed that when some people speak of religious liberty, they mean something different from individual religious liberty? They use the same term...

The Vision Thing

A Catholic View of Religious Freedom in the United States

A Secular Threat

Recent events in America have shown that a strong secularism can lead to clashes with religious freedom. This, however, is not a new occurrence in the...

Prayers in Florida

In early March the Florida legislature passed SB 98, a bill authorizing public school districts to adopt policies that would encourage prayer at secondary...

An Act of Faith

Editorial

Religious Bigotry

"I do not want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political...

Jeopardy

"The public schools of this country serve the admirable function of bringing together on common ground students from a diversity of cultural and religious...

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Published in the September/October 2012 Magazine
by David Polish

"The public schools of this country serve the admirable function of bringing together on common ground students from a diversity of cultural and religious backgrounds. The introduction of public prayer into such a setting jeopardizes the sense of community and unnecessarily intrudes an emotional and divisive character."

Rabbi David Polish, in testimony on behalf of the Synagogue Council of America, September 8, 1980, United States House of Representatives. (Cited in Great Quotations on Religious Freedom [Amherst, N.Y., Prometheus Books, 2002])

Author: David Polish

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