Changing Perspectives: Religious Freedom, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 164282237X
  • ISBN-13: 9781642822373
  • DDC: 322.10973
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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One of the core debates present at the founding of the United States has involved citizens' freedom to worship as they please. It is an issue that remains relevant today. This fascinating collection reveals religious liberty during the nation's earliest days, how religion influenced Sunday laws and liquor laws, and persecution faced by sects such as Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses. Areas of church and state conflict include school prayer, gay rights, and abortion. Modern day issues of transgender rights and travel bans to majority Islamic countries round out religious liberty debates that continue to evolve through the twenty-first century. Media literacy terms and questions will engage readers to consider the topic beyond the text.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The History of Religious Liberty in the United States and Abroad.
1: Religious Toleration in Mexico — The Progress Made Under Maximilian..
2: Austrian Progress — Religions Liberty — The Press Law in Hungary..
3: Religious Liberty in the United States..
4: Civil and Religious Liberty..
5: Church and State in Europe..
6: Lord Russell and Religious Liberty..
7: A Fruit of Civilization.
The Effect of Religion on Laws.
8: Shall We Have a Sabbath?.
9: Imprisonment of a Young Woman in New-York for Turning Protestant..
10: A Blow at Polygamy..
11: Aiming at Religion..
12: Sunday Under the Penal Code..
13: Sabbath a Day of Rest.
14: Senate on Sunday Laws.
15: Sunday Closing Campaign.
16: New York City and the Ironclad Sunday Law.
17: Dr. Wise Against Repeal of Dry Law.
18: To Enforce Sunday Laws.
Freedom for Different Groups and Sects.
19: The Quakers on the Draft—Further Views on the Subject..
20: The Freedom of Worship Bill..
21: The War Upon Polygamy..
22: The Utah Constitution..
23: Religious Persecution to Cease.
24: Against the Salvation Army..
25: Hearing at Albany for Christian Scientists.
26: ‘Healer’ to Be Prosecuted.
27: Religious Liberty in Alaskan Islands.
28: Quakers Pledge Aid to Nation in War.
29: Conscientious Objectors.
30: High Court Voids Jehovah Sect Curb.
31: Supreme Court Ends Compulsion of Flag Salute.
The Separation of Church and State and More.
32: Religious Liberty Found Advancing.
33: High Court Backs State Right to Run Parochial Buses.
34: New York Church Leaders Divided Over Homosexual-Rights Measures.
35: Excerpts from Decision on Separation of Church and State.
36: Arab Girls' Veils at Issue in France.
37: A Church-State Conflict Arises Over AIDS Care.
38: Anti-Abortion Bill in Idaho Takes Aim at Landmark Case.
39: Use of Drugs in Religious Rituals Can Be Prosecuted, Justices Rule.
40: High Court Rules Religious Clubs Can Meet in Public High Schools.
Twenty-First Century Issues.
41: Voucher Ruling Seen as Further Narrowing Church-State Division.
42: Judge's Biblical Monument Is Ruled Unconstitutional.
43: In Order, President Eases Limits on U.S. Aid to Religious Groups.
44: Boston Archdiocese Asks for Dismissal of All Suits.
45: The White House Puts the Bible before the Hippocratic Oath.
46: What Islamophobic Politicians Can Learn from Mormons.
47: In Narrow Decision, Supreme Court Sides with Baker Who Turned Away Gay Couple.
48: Trump's Travel Ban Is Upheld by Supreme Court.
49: Colorado Baker Sues Governor Over Cake Dispute with Transgender Woman.
50: The Latest Attack on Islam: It's Not a Religion.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.