Prayer in School Essay by The Research Group

Prayer in School
Analyzes legal, religious & social debate & concludes that voluntary prayer is a reasonable compromise.
# 20840 | 1,800 words | 4 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Mar 04, 2003 in Religion and Theology (General) , Education (General)

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"A number of fundamentalist critics maintain that the rights of Christians are being denied by the direct intervention of the state in the matter of prayer in public schools. In fact, a reasonable argument can be made that since the early 1960s, state and federal governmental agencies have intervened in this area, in ways that have significantly lessened the breadth and freedom afforded to fundamentalist groups. Nowhere is this more evident than in the case of the restrictions that have been placed on prayer and Bible reading in the public schools.
The appropriateness of prayer in the public schools has become one of the most emotional issues raised by fundamentalists and Christian conservatives alike. They fervently believe that returning prayer to the public schools is absolutely necessary if American society is to overcome its problems. Provenzo cites a.."

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