Debate the Issue: Church and State Should Prayer be Allowed in Public School?

Debate the Issue: Church and State Should Prayer be Allowed in Public School?
Debate the Issue: Church and State Should Prayer be Allowed in Public School?
Debate the Issue: Church and State Should Prayer be Allowed in Public School?
Debate the Issue: Church and State Should Prayer be Allowed in Public School?
Debate the Issue: Church and State Should Prayer be Allowed in Public School?
Debate the Issue: Church and State Should Prayer be Allowed in Public School?
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Debate the Issue: Church and State
Should Prayer be Allowed in Public School?

Debate the Issue: Church and State
Should Prayer be Allowed in Public School?



Background of the Issue:

What is the proper relationship between government and religion?
The First Amendment says that government may not establish religion
or interfere with the free exercise of religion. This is often referred to as
“separation of church and state.” But Americans differ over how these clauses interact to prevent government from establishing religion while protecting the religious liberties of individuals.

Use the timeline below to explore this enduring issue.



















Debate the Issue: Church and State
Should Prayer be Allowed in Public School?



Background:
Should prayer be allowed in public schools? One controversial topic in the church-state debate is the issue of prayer in public schools.

Current law prohibits public school-sponsored prayers. Some Christians believe this ban violates their right to practice their beliefs.

Task:
Read both sides of the debate below, and answer the questions after reading.





















Questions:
1. Compare What views do Mounce and Hart share? On what point
do they differ?

2. Analyze How do you think each of these two speakers would have
reacted to the issue of outlawing commerce on Sunday?

3. Debate Prepare an argument supporting either view above. Learn
more about the issue of school prayer-and write a paragraph debating the issue

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