Two parochial school teachers are claiming that their positions with two Catholic elementary schools were terminated based on disability and age discrimination. Now, the Supreme Court will decide how far religious freedom protections extend for churches and religious schools.
The Florida Education Department voiced its concern over the Florida School Athletic Association's decision to deny students the right to pray over a loudspeaker at a high school football game. Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran sent a letter to the FHSAA stating that the decision was "overboard" and restricted students' constitutional right to private religious expression.
After being imprisoned in Turkey for more than 2 years, American Pastor Andrew Bruson was set free and returned home to his family at the beginning of 2019. Bruson credits a lot of people for helping him come home, including small government agency the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. This agency is now at risk of being dissolved.
A New York school has decided to reverse its decision on a student's request to start a Christian Club. After first denying high school freshman Daniela Barca's request to start a Christian Club at the school, First Liberty Institute got involved, informing the school that its reason behind denying her request was unconstitutional.
An English school decided to rewrite the Christmas classic "Away in a Manger" on the account that the song was too specific to Christianity. The school, which is hosting a pageant where the kids sing the classic song, said the use of "Lord Jesus" in the song could make non-Christian feel excluded.
First Liberty Institute has sent a letter to a New York school district after the school continually denied a Christian student from starting a Christian club. The school reportedly told freshman Daniela Barca that the club was too "exclusive."
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has requested that an Alabaman Sheriff stop mentioning prayer of the Sherriff's office's official Facebook page. The atheist group argues that it is a violation of the separation of church and state.