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Victory for Bible Club in NY

By CeCe Heil1397230610000

This week the ACLJ aided a New York high school student start up an after-school, student-led Bible study club. A senior at a high school in Amsterdam, NY, received approval from her principal to begin the after-school club, but on the day the club was to begin, the school superintendent informed the student that the club needed an insurance policy to use school facilities after hours. However, other student-led clubs were not required to obtain an insurance policy.

In response to the student’s parent’s request for help, the ACLJ provided information about the relevant legal principals regarding religious clubs’ access to school facilities and that the Bible club must be given the same privileges as any other student-led club. If other student-led clubs are not required to obtain insurance policies, this senior should not be required to obtain one for the Bible club. Upon receiving this information, the school allowed the student to start up her after-school Bible study club. We are pleased with this outcome and are committed to helping protect religious liberty in public schools.

Victory For Religious Organization

By ACLJ.org1423158535092

Today, the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion in favor of our client, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, USA (IVCF), upholding a religious organization’s First Amendment right to select ministers and spiritual leaders free from governmental inference. The decision is a huge victory for religious...

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Victory in 10 Commandments Case

By Edward White1422976969399

The Utah Supreme Court has upheld a trial court’s ruling in favor of our client, Pleasant Grove City, Utah, in a state-court lawsuit filed by Summum, a religion established in Salt Lake City in 1975 that, according to its tenets, was founded on teachings that predate the ancient Egyptians and are...

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Standing With Christians in Turkey

By Jordan Sekulow1419005121797

On Thanksgiving Day, my wife Anna and I arrived in Istanbul, Turkey to attend historic meetings between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew , spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians. If you follow the work of the ACLJ and our international affiliates closely, you know that we have...

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Angry Atheists Against Prayer Vigil

By ACLJ.org1418860967826

Acts of violence riddle communities across this nation, and while many have questioned how to stop the senseless crime, law enforcement officials in the City of Ocala, Florida, decided to engage with the community to try to bring an end to a spree of shootings that, within the span of just a couple...

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