• Praying for a win: Florida bill would OK it in school sports

    Praying for a win: Florida bill would OK it in school sports

    • Mar 18, 2021

    Florida schools competing for a high school athletic championship could be given an opportunity to address the crowd, including with a prayer, before the competition begins, under a bill approved by a House committee Wednesday.

  • In Italy, plans for an Easter blessing yield a lawsuit for a public school

    • Mar 24, 2015

    BOLOGNA, Italy — The 16 board members of Giosuè Carducci Elementary School took their seats, chatting amicably, until the agenda turned to Easter. The board had agreed to let a Roman Catholic priest offer a blessing at their public school. Now the questions involved setting the date and whether to

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  • Ala. high school stops loudspeaker pregame prayers

    • Oct 31, 2014

    PIEDMONT, Ala. – A public high school in eastern Alabama has stopped using their football stadium’s public address system for pregame prayers after being accused of supporting institutionalized religion. WBMA-TV reported Wednesday that Piedmont High School stopped using the public address system for prayers after receiving letters from the Freedom From

  • School board takes no action on prayer

    • Oct 28, 2014

    EASLEY, S.C. – The Pickens County School Board has set aside a vote on a policy approving prayer at its meetings. Multiple media outlets reported that the board voted four to two Monday against a new policy it approved last month. The board last month voted unanimously to allow ministers

  • Atheist group: School aided Bible giveaway

    • Oct 15, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. – An atheist group says it objects to a Mississippi principal telling fifth-grade teachers to take students through a public school lobby where Gideons were handing out Bibles. The American Humanist Association sent a letter of complaint Tuesday to Kara Killough, principal of Northwest Rankin Elementary School in

  • High school ends pregame coach-led prayers

    • Oct 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN, S.D. – Aberdeen Central High School has ended coach-led prayers before football games, after the Freedom From Religion Foundation received a complaint. The foundation sent a letter to the school saying the prayers violated the Constitution, and asked for the practice to end. School Superintendent Becky Guffin tells KSFY-TV

  • Del. school district questioned about team prayer

    • Oct 10, 2014

    LEWES, Del. – An atheist group is questioning a Delaware school district after it says a high school football coach joined players in a prayer after the game. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the Cape Henlopen School District, saying Cape Henlopen football coach Bill Collick committed

  • ACLU urges school board not to add prayers

    • Oct 8, 2014

    The American Civil Liberties Union in Tennessee is urging school board members in Williamson County not to add prayers to meetings. A statement from ACLU of Tennessee Executive Director Hedy Weinbert says the proposal “not only undermines the students’ own religious freedom, it’s unconstitutional.” School board members on Monday discussed