Center for Interfaith Cooperation

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Predicting the Supreme Court Prayer Case

Board Chair Don Knebel’s latest blog explores an interfaith issue at the country’s highest court:

On November 6, 2013, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments on one of the most vexing issues under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution – When does the Constitutionally required governmental allowance of religious practices cross the line into Constitutionally prohibited governmental endorsement of religion? The specific issue in the case is whether the town council of Greece, New York, should be allowed to continue opening its sessions with prayers having a distinctly Christian point of view. The decision in the case won’t come for months, but I am going to predict the outcome of that case, something I have never done before. When the decision is released, I will review how close I came to predicting the actual result.

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