Key Theme: Education and Schools


Buddhist Education Foundation
Prints Dharma books free of charge


Hindu Education Foundation
A project of U.S. Hindus, this organization works to correct “misconceptions about India in general and about Hinduism and Hindus in particular.”


Anti-Defamation League (on religious freedom)
Fights for civil rights and opposes anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry and discrimination.

Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education
The largest North American membership association dedicated to Jewish education across the spectrum of the Jewish tradition.

The Melton Research Center for Jewish Education
A center of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, this organization “has the mandate of improving the quality of Jewish education throughout North America.”

Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education
“A collaborative initiative of major philanthropic partners, whose goal is to strengthen the Jewish day school movement by increasing enrollment in Jewish day schools in North America.”


Council on Islamic Education
Founded by Shabbir Mansuri in 1990, the Council on Islamic Education aims to “support and strengthen American public education” by working with policymakers, publishers, educators, and the media.


Sikh Council on Religion and Education
Based in Washington, D.C., SCORE’s mission is “to represent the Sikh viewpoint in public forums, interfaith discussions and throughout governmental agencies to promote community understanding and a just society for all.”


Finding Common Ground: A Guide to Religious Liberty in Public Schools
“A First Amendment guide to religion and public education published by the First Amendment Center.”

“Religious Diversity and the Making of Meaning: Implications for the Classroom” by R. Eugene Rice
Diversity & Democracy, Volume 11, Number 1, 2008

Religious Diversity News: Schools
Our database of archived news articles searched by key theme.

Religious Liberty in Public Schools: Frequently Asked Questions
An FAQ page of the First Amendment Center website.

Religious Studies in Secondary Schools
“A coalition of public, private, independent, and Catholic secondary school teachers from hundreds of schools across the United States and Canada committed to the idea that education is not complete without the academic study of the world’s religious traditions and ethical values, literatures, and cultures so inextricably linked to them.”

Teaching Tolerance – Leaps of Faith
Article featured in the Spring 1994 issue of Teaching Tolerance, a publication of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

UCLA Asian American Studies Center
An organization “recognized as the premier research and teaching institution in the field of Asian American Studies” and devoted to the development of social services for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

U.S. Department of Education (on religious expression)
Government website with information and resources about the issue of religious expression in schools.