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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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February 2014 Church & State

States Of Confusion

Across The Country, Legislators Are Preposing Bills That Would Violate Separation Of Church And State

December 2013 Church & State

Showdown At The Supreme Court

American United's Challenge To Government-Sponsored Sectarian Prayer Reaches The Nation's Highest Court

December 2013 Church & State

Brentwood Backs Off

After Intervention From Americans United, A Maryland Town Has Agreed To Stop Opening Its Board Meetings With The Lord's Prayer