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Religious-diversity lessons in schools can go too far
By Charles C. Haynes Having students act out religious rituals and practices puts public schools in the position of sponsoring religion.   07.21.02

Vouchers pass constitutional test, but are they good for America?
By Charles C. Haynes We need to decide what kind of educational system will enable our religiously diverse nation to live with our deepest differences.   07.07.02

The pledge flap: Let's brush up our civics
By Charles C. Haynes Many of us need to relearn that respecting the flag means respecting the rights of others, even those with whom we deeply disagree.   07.03.02

Why Jehovah's Witnesses' victory is a win for all of us
By Charles C. Haynes However, Supreme Court frames proselytizing group's right to go door-to-door as free-speech issue, neglecting to mention free exercise of religion.   06.23.02

Teaching about religion in public schools takes preparation — but we can do it
By Charles C. Haynes Educators must avoid 'quick fixes' if they want to effectively answer students' questions that have arisen since Sept. 11.   06.09.02

Surge of anti-Semitism must not go unopposed
By Charles C. Haynes Attacks on Jews in U.S., around the world go beyond assaults on religious freedom — if ignored, they will eradicate the Jewish people.   05.26.02

Turning classrooms into laboratories of democracy
By Charles C. Haynes First Amendment Schools to apply lesson that rights, obligations of citizenship can’t be taught from a book — they must be lived and applied in daily life.   05.12.02

School prayer is already protected — no amendment needed
By Charles C. Haynes Grassroots campaign is under way to persuade your local government to endorse a confusing and misleading 'school prayer' amendment.   04.28.02

Stop the fighting: Use 'creation-evolution' conflict as teaching tool
By Charles C. Haynes We’ll never get beyond the battling until we help students understand the range of views — religious and non-religious — about the claims of science.   04.14.02

Holy Week, holy terror: We must do more to promote religious liberty
By Charles C. Haynes Religious freedom works, but we can't take it for granted.   03.31.02



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