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By Jordan Sekulow1314985011000

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has joined the chorus of leaders calling for prayer and clergy to have a role in the 9/11 10th anniversary memorial service, saying: "If I were the mayor, . . . I'd have a religious presence there. . . . It could be done very simply by just having a priest, a rabbi, a minister and an imam together and say a little prayer at the beginning."

Giuliani recently explained in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, "Hundreds and thousands of families turned to God more than they had in the past [in the aftermath of 9/11].” That is exactly why we have been urging Mayor Bloomberg to reconsider his decision banning prayer and religious leaders from the 9/11 ceremony. Prayer united us as a nation following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and it can unite us again today.

As Mayor Giuliani correctly noted, “[R]eligion . . . play[ed] a major role in the healing of the city." It played a mayor role in healing the nation, and the 9/11 anniversary is the perfect time to recognize the power of prayer. Prayer is an appropriate way to commemorate this solemn occasion, and that is why we are representing thousands of American’s in calling for prayer to be permitted at the 9/11 ceremony. You can sign our letter to Mayor Bloomberg here.

Prayer Reaffirmed at the Supreme Court

By Matthew Clark1399313940000

In a landmark decision today, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that prayer before legislative meetings is constitutional. In debunking one of the greatest myths in Establishment Clause jurisprudence, the Court held that not only is opening such meetings in prayer constitutional, it is not limited to...

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A Nation’s History of Prayer

By Nathanael Bennett1398949217000

Today, May 1, 2014, is the 63rd annual National Day of Prayer. However, our nation’s dependence on prayer reaches all the way back to our founding. Our first President, George Washington, officially called the nation to prayer and Thanksgiving in 1789, and even before that, our first Congress...

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Power of the Offended Atheist

By Walter M. Weber1392670357000

The Supreme Court is currently pondering the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway . In that case, two women – one Jewish, the other atheist – have brought a constitutional challenge to a New York town’s practice of opening town board meetings with a prayer. The prayer is delivered by rotating guest...

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Assault on Public Prayer at Supreme Court

By Walter M. Weber1379697376000

The battle over prayer in public life has once again made its way to the nation’s highest court, in an important Supreme Court case about the constitutionality of having invocations at the start of government meetings. Opponents of public prayer seek to ban such invocations. The ACLJ has joined the...

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