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Texas Bill Would Allow Public Schools to Post the Ten Commandments in Classrooms 

State Representative Flynn claims teachers want to display the commandments in their classrooms, however opponents say it is unconstitutional. in their classrooms. The bill explicitly states that school officials, especially trustees of the school board, cannot stop copies of such commandments being posted in a prominent location inside classrooms. Rep. Flynn opines that young people […]

Source: Texas Bill Would Allow Public Schools to Post the Ten Commandments in Classrooms – World Religion News

Interfaith conversation sheds light on how to foster friendships across religious groups

From the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue to verbal acts of hatred and discrimination, it’s clear that bigotry and intolerance plague our society. Many would argue that forging strong interfaith relations is perhaps more important now than ever before. To break down barriers and comb

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Atheists Display “Oh Come All Ye Faithless/Even Heathens Celebrate the Season!” Sign in Indiana 

The authorities granted the group permission after much delay. The other side of the sign reads “Even Heathens Celebrate the Season!” The celebratory notice was paid for by Northern Indiana Atheists. The Northern Indiana Atheists are a non-profit created to fight any violation of church and state. The organization also defends the rights of atheists. […]

Source: Atheists Display “Oh Come All Ye Faithless/Even Heathens Celebrate the Season!” Sign in Indiana – World Religion News

Philadelphia Muslims make a statement with opening of first purpose-built mosque 

Ever since 9/11, American Muslims have struggled with whether they should stay under the radar or assert their identity. Despite the discrimination that has risen to the surface since that terrible day, their ranks in the U.S. have grown substantially, and there are twice as many mosques operating today as there were in 2000. Yet the majority of those new sanctuaries have burrowed into existing buildings – former churches, synagogues, movie theaters, and storefronts.

Source: Philadelphia Muslims make a statement with opening of first purpose-built mosque | Lexington Herald Leader