Columbus, Ohio, Student Wins Americans United Church-State Separation Essay Contest

Religious Liberty Watchdog Also Recognizes Submissions From Students In Georgia And Wisconsin

Religious Liberty Watchdog Also Recognizes Submissions From Students In Georgia And Wisconsin A Columbus, Ohio, student has won first place in Americans United for Separation of Church and State’s Student Essay Contest. McKenzie Hartman, a senior at Metro ... Read »

Senior Litigation Counsel

Employment Type:  Staff Position Americans United for Separation of Church and State—the nation’s premier church–state advocacy organization—is accepting applications for a full-time senior litigation counsel. Americans United has a diverse litigation and ... Read »

Back To Basics: It’s Time To Reclaim Real Religious Freedom

Americans United has been keeping tabs on a number of bills in the states that purport to defend “religious freedom” while actually undermining that principle. These proposals are a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 decision upholding marriag ... Read »

Judging A Justice: Antonin Scalia And The Verdict Of History

Your mother probably taught you that it’s impolite to say something negative when a person dies.  There’s some truth to that, but in the case of public figures whose actions and decisions affect the lives of others, we must not don blinders. Such individu ... Read »

Homegrown Hate

On The Fringes Of The Far Right Sit Groups That Use Faith To Justify Violent Extremism

Brussels. Istanbul. Ankara. Paris. San Bernardino. Beirut. These cities are famous for their history and their culture. More recently, they’re also known for the suffering they’ve experienced at the hands of radicalized Muslims. Terrorism by Islamic extre ... Read »

The Curious Case Of Kiryas Joel

A Q&A With Louis Grumet

Editor’s Note: Louis Grumet is former executive director of the New York State School Boards Association. In 1994, Grumet served as plaintiff in an important church-state case called Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School District v. Grumet that ... Read »

Americans United In Action!

Staff Members and Activists Support Church-State Separation Nationwide

Members of the Americans United staff were out in full force at the U.S. Supreme Court March 23. The justices heard oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell, a case concerning access to birth control. (You can read more about the argument in the legal challenge ... Read »

Tenn. Considers A Bad Idea For The Good Book

Tennessee has an official state bird (mockingbird), a state reptile (Eastern box turtle) and a state rifle (Barrett M82/M107). Now some people in government are pressing for Tennessee to have an official state book as well – the Bible. This is not a good ... Read »