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Government at all levels must represent all citizens. When government bodies open meetings with prayers, inevitably some people are excluded. Even so-called “non-sectarian” prayers can have this effect. Americans United believes there should be no official prayers before government meetings. Individual lawmakers are free to pray on their own, but they should not presume to pray on behalf of their diverse constituents.

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March 2015 Church & State

Symbols and Civil Religion

Courts Have Tended To Uphold ‘Ceremonial’ Uses Of Religion By The Government, But Critics Say It’s Time To Reassess

September 2014 Church & State

Fortress Of Freedom

Why All Americans, Religious Or Not, Benefit From A High And Firm Wall Between Church And State

July/August 2014 Church & State

Unanswered Prayers

Supreme Court Ruling On Local Government Invocations Sparks Reaction And Spawns Confusion