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
Indiana and Arkansas Highlight the Need for Federal Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections
Posted on Wednesday April 08, 2015
Last week, Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) released a statement on the need for comprehensive LGBT non-discrimination protections. This statement came on the heels of the controversy related to Indiana’s and Arkansas’ Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs) and their subsequent amendments, and serves as a reminder that LGBT people in America are not afforded the same […]
NYC Mayor Adds Muslim Holidays to School Closings
Posted on Friday March 06, 2015
After much anticipation, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that all public schools in the five boroughs will now be closed for two Muslim holidays: Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the Festival of the Sacrifice, and Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan at the end of the summer (this closing […]
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