Supreme Court Upholds NYC Ban on Churches in Schools

NEW YORK (RNS) The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday (Dec. 5) let stand a lower court ruling that bars congregations from using space in New York City schools for after-hours worship services. The decision appears to end a legal saga that began in 1995 when the Bronx...

Ex-gay Group Ends Support of Students’ Day of Truth

(RNS) A leading “ex-gay” group, concerned about a recent rash of anti-gay bullying, has ended its role in the annual “Day of Truth” events that encourage students to express their opposition to homosexuality. The annual school observance was meant to counter the “Day...

Poll: Most Americans OK Student Religious Speech

(RNS) A majority of Americans—including those who do not practice a particular faith—think students should be able to express their religion in public schools, according to a new poll by the First Amendment Center. Three-quarters of Americans support student religious...