ERIC Number: ED199824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Church-State Separation: Recent Trends and Developments. ADL Domestic Report: Law, Vol. VI, No. 1.
Sinensky, Jeffrey P.; Weisz, Richard A.
LAW, v6 n1 Win 1980
Recent trends and developments regarding the practice of religion in public schools are discussed in this report. Topics included are prayer, display of religious symbols and materials, holiday observances, weekend activities, distribution and study of scriptural literature, "parochiaid," and religious discrimination. The author concludes that the Establishment Clause of the U. S. Constitution has been breached with increasing frequency because of a trend towards more conservative attitudes by the public at large who are not tolerant of minority views; the growth of the Christian evangelical movement and its entry into politics; and the apparent willingness of judges to relax previous interpretations of the tri-partite test to evaluate governmental activity challenged under the Establishment Clause. (JEH)
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation, Parochial Schools, Private School Aid, Religious Conflict, Religious Discrimination, Religious Education, Religious Factors, State Church Separation, Tax Credits, Trend Analysis, Unemployment Insurance
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.