Vouchers divert public, taxpayer money to private schools, including parochial schools. Tell Congress that we should continue to separate church and state, and that we should support public schools with public funds.
These key church-and-state issues deal with the establishment clause of the First Amendment. Learn more about these issues — and the policies that govern them — from a Reform Jewish perspective.
Learn more about Reform Movement positions relating to the free exercise of religion in the United States, including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Church-State
Sermons, Politics and the Constitution
Posted on Wednesday May 20, 2015
On Wednesday, the Washington Post wrote about the topics most clergy members discuss from the pulpit as a way to illustrate that the issues most associated with communities of faith — reproductive rights and LGBT rights/same-sex marriage, due much in part to the Religious Right — is not what is actually happening on the ground. This chart […]
No Lost Irony
Posted on Friday May 15, 2015
On Thursday morning, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a “field” hearing on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), or the D.C. school vouchers program at Archbishop Carroll High School, where a large percentage of the students receive these vouchers. The Reform Movement has a long history of opposing voucher programs, not […]
To learn more, visit the following organizations or resources:
- Transcripts, audio, and streaming video of Rabbi David Saperstein, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism appearance on PBS's Newshour discussing the government's role in faith-based Initiatives
- People for the American Way
- Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
- American Civil Liberties Union
- Religion and Ethics Supreme Court Transcripts
- Anti-Defamation League