Religion and Public Education: A Statement of Views

American Jewish Committee (AJC), February 1969

The American Jewish Committee is frequently asked to express its position on the many complex issues related to religion and the public schools. This statement of views is an attempt to respond to such requests. The American Jewish Committee's position with respect to this problem, which was reaffirmed at its Annual Meeting in May 1967, is based on two primary convictions: 1) Separation of church and state, as defined by the United States Supreme Court in interpreting the guarantees of the First Amendment, offers a sound foundation for maintaining religious freedom. 2) The public school is one of the chief instruments for developing an informed citizenry and for achieving the goals of American democracy.

Topic: Curriculum, Prayer, Religion and State, Religion, Values, Government

Page Number(s): 1-24

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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