Tar Heel Travels: Lessons From North Carolina

Bill Mefford Wall of Separation Last week, AU Legislative Director Maggie Garrett and I traveled throughout North Carolina to talk with faith leaders about the need to keep faith communities out of partisan politics as well as religious freedom legislatio ... Read »

Join AU's Week Of Action Against Pulpit Politicking!

Bill Mefford Wall of Separation One of the things I love about working at Americans United is the religious diversity, both among our staff and among the many people across the United States who fight alongside us for religious freedom for all people. Tho ... Read »

The First Temptation Of The Book Banners: Censorship

Rob Boston Wall of Separation Sunday marks the beginning of Banned Books Week, an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association and other groups that support the freedom to read, explore ideas and learn. Not everyone is for that. Religious Ri ... Read »

Coercive Municipal Prayer Upheld In North Carolina – For Now

Andrew Nellis Wall of Separation Yesterday, a federal court of appeals released a troubling decision in which the judges ruled, by a vote of 2-1, that a controversial government-prayer practice can continue. In Rowan County, N.C., (not to be confused with ... Read »

Actually, It’s All Right To Argue With Street Preachers

Rob Boston Wall of Separation When I was a college student many years ago, we could look forward to an annual spring ritual: an itinerant evangelical preacher would appear on campus, set up base in an open area near the library and cut loose with some hel ... Read »

According To The GAO, More Vouchers Mean More Problems

Elise Helgesen Aguilar Wall of Separation This week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, an independent agency that works for Congress and investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer money, released a new report on private school vouche ... Read »

A Summit Void Of Values

Rob Boston Wall of Separation Yesterday AU Communications Associate Rokia Hassanein wrote about attending the Values Voter Summit (VVS) for the first time. I felt a little guilty throwing her into the abyss when she’s been with AU for less than a month, b ... Read »

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