2014 Illinois 3rd Congressional District Voter Guide

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "2014 Illinois 3rd Congressional District Voter Guide"

Transcription

1 2014 Illinois 3rd ongressional District Voter Guide

2 The andidates Representative Daniel Lipinksi (D), incumbent Sharon (R), challenger

3 2014 Illinois 3rd ongressional District Voter Guide What role would religion play in the candidate s decision making in his or her role as U.S. Representative? Does the candidate support a science based curriculum in public schools and reject the use of public funding of religious schools or religiously-based curriculums? Does the candidate support the use of public funding for religiously-affiliated organizations such as faith-based initiatives, to provide services? Does the candidate support social policies that do not discriminate based on religion, such as marriage equality, and non-discrimination in adoption policies, the military and hiring practices at faith based organizations receiving public funds? Does the candidate believe government sanctioned religious symbolism is appropriate? (Examples including prayer in legislative sessions and public schools, religious symbols on government property.) Does the candidate support scientifically based regulations including science surrounding reproduction, climate change, embryonic stem cell research, and cloning, and reject abstinence-only sex education? INAL SORE Key: andidate s remarks and/or actions toward the Secular oalition s stances have been: A: Generally or consistently positive. B: Neutral or occasionally positive. : Mixed, with positive and negative responses. : Generally or consistently hostile or negative. : At the time of publication, the Secular oalition for America was unable to verify the candidate s position or did not have enough information to rate the candidate. If the SA was unable to find a candidate s stance on at least four of the six questions, the candidate was given a final score of. The above chart is based on the topics and individual public candidate responses in the following sections.

4 Individual andidate Responses What role would religion play in the candidate s decision making in his or her role as U.S. Representative? Rep. was rated 40% by the Americans United for Separation of hurch and state, indicating a mixed record on church-state separation. 1 He also has sponsored multiple House resolutions celebrating National atholic Schools Week. 2 At the time of publication, the Secular oalition for America was unable to verify the Does the candidate support a science based curriculum in public schools and reject the use of public funding of religious schools or religiously-based curriculums? cosponsored HR 718, which allocated $110 million annually for grants to abstinence-only education programs. 3 He also voted for HR 471, which created the D Opportunity Scholarship program that took public funds away from public schools and gave them to private schools, 82% of which were religiously-affiliated. 4 On his website, states that he supports STEM education and innovation in schools at all levels. 5 At the time of publication, the Secular oalition for America was unable to verify the 1 Political Group Ratings, Americans United for the Separation of hurch and State. Dec 31, House loor speech by Daniel, eb 5, Abstinence Education Reallocation Act of 2013; Bill HR718; 13-H718 on eb 14, Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act; Bill H.R.471; 11-HV204 on Mar 30, Subcommittee hairman to Promote Innovation, STEM Education, and Job reation in the NS Reauthorization, ongressman Daniel, eb 3, Daniel s House website accessed Jun 15, 2014.

5 Does the candidate support the use of public funding for religiously-affiliated organizations such as faithbased initiatives, to provide services? voted in favor of HR 592, which made houses of worship eligible for emergency assistance and disaster relief from the federal government, funds which were not made available to many other secular non-profits. 6 At the time of publication, the Secular oalition for America was unable to verify the Does the candidate support social policies that do not discriminate based on religion, such as marriage equality, and non-discrimination in adoption policies, the military and hiring practices at faith based organizations receiving public funds? Lipinksi voted twice against allowing non-theist chaplains in the military s chaplain corps. 7 He also has voted against prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation 8 and stated during a House floor speech that he has always opposed government recognition of gay marriages and continue to do so. 9 At the time of publication, the Secular oalition for America was unable to verify the 6 ederal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit airness Act of 2013; Bill H.592; vote 13-HV039 on eb 13, Amendment prohibits the use of funds to appoint chaplains without an endorsing agency; H.Amdt.375 (leming) to H.R.2397; vote number 13-HV392 on Jul 23, and H.Amdt.169 (Polis) to H.R.1960; vote number 13-HV238 on Jun 14, Employment Non-Discrimination Act; Bill HR3685; vote number on Nov 13, House loor speech by Daniel Lipinksi, July 18, 2006.

6 Does the candidate believe government sanctioned religious symbolism is appropriate? (Examples including prayer in legislative sessions and public schools, religious symbols on government property.) Rep. voted against denying jurisdiction to any federal court, and appellate jurisdiction to the Supreme ourt, to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of the Pledge of Allegiance or its validity under the onstitution. 10 However, he cosponsored H.on.Res. 13, Reaffirming In God We Trust as the official motto of the United States and supporting and encouraging the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions. 11 At the time of publication, the Secular oalition for America was unable to verify the Does the candidate support scientifically based regulations including science surrounding reproduction, climate change, embryonic stem cell research, and cloning, and reject abstinence-only sex education? voted yes on HR 7, prohibiting federally funded abortion services, 12 and sponsored HR 940, which would amend the Affordable are Act to protect rights of conscience and allow for religious exemptions for businesses from penalties for having health insurance plans that do not cover abortion and contraceptive services 13. In 2006 he was rated 100% by the National Right to Life ommittee, indicating a pro-life stance. 14 also has voted against easing restrictions on stem cell research multiple times. 15 At the time of publication, the Secular oalition for America was unable to verify the candidate s position or did not have enough information to rate the candidate 10 Watt amendment to Pledge Protection Act; Bill HR2389; vote number on Jul 19, Reaffirming In God We Trust as the official motto; Bill H.on.Res.13; 11-HV816 on Nov 1, No Taxpayer unding for Abortion Act; Bill H.R.7; 14-HV030 on Jan 28, Health are onscience Rights Act; Bill H.R.940; 13-H.940 on Mar 4, Political Group Ratings, National Right to Life ommittee. Dec 31, Stem ell Research Enhancement Act; Bill HR3 ( irst 100 hours); vote number on Jan 11, 2007.

7 Methodology andidates were graded only on questions for which the Secular oalition was able to identify the candidates' position either through statements or previous actions. or each response, the candidates were given a grade of A, B, or. An "A" grade earned the candidate 3 points, "B" earned 2 points, "" earned 1 point and an earned 0 points. An average of the candidates' grades for each question were averaged for each section. Grades of "" indicate that the Secular oalition was unable to identify the candidate's position on the given topic. The section averages were then averaged for the total score. grades were not factored into the candidate's score. Averages were compiled on the following scale: A = B = = =

8 The Secular oalition for America is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization whose purpose is to amplify the diverse and growing voice of the nontheistic community in the United States. We are located in Washington, D.. for ready access to government, activist partners and the media. Our staff lobbies U.S. ongress on issues of special concern to our constituency. Our member organizations are established 501(c)(3) nonprofits who serve atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans. Their purpose in founding the coalition was to formalize a cooperative structure for visible, unified activism to improve the civic situation of citizens with a naturalistic worldview. A number of additional organizations have endorsed our mission statement. Member Organizations American Atheists American Ethical Union American Humanist Association Atheist Alliance of America Black Nonbelievers amp Quest ouncil for Secular Humanism reethought Society reedom from Religion oundation Hispanic American reethinkers Humanist ommunity at Harvard Institute for Humanist Studies Military Association of Atheists and reethinkers Recovering from Religion Richard Dawkins oundation for Reason and Science (US) Secular Student Alliance Society for Humanistic Judaism The UU Humanists

2014 Minnesota 7th District Congressional Voter Guide

2014 Minnesota 7th District Congressional Voter Guide 2014 Minnesota 7th District Congressional Voter Guide The Candidates Representative Collin (D), incumbent State Sen. Torrey (R), challenger 2014 Minnesota 7th District Congressional Voter Guide What role

More information

2014 Ohio 5th District Congressional Voter Guide

2014 Ohio 5th District Congressional Voter Guide 2014 Ohio 5th District Congressional Voter Guide The Candidates Representative Bob (R), incumbent Pastor Robert ry (D), challenger 2014 Ohio 5th District Congressional Voter Guide ry What role would religion

More information

2014 Illinois 14th District Congressional Voter Guide

2014 Illinois 14th District Congressional Voter Guide 2014 Illinois 14th District Congressional Voter Guide The Candidates Representative Randy (R), incumbent Dennis (D), challenger 2014 Illinois 14th District Congressional Voter Guide What role would religion

More information

2014 Minnesota 6th Congressional District Voter Guide

2014 Minnesota 6th Congressional District Voter Guide 2014 Minnesota 6th Congressional District Voter Guide The Candidates Tom (R), incumbent, ormer Minnesota State Rep. Joe (D), challenger, Mayor of Sartell, MN 2014 Minnesota 6th Congressional District Voter

More information

2016 Democratic Presidential Voter Guide

2016 Democratic Presidential Voter Guide Democratic Presidential Election Voter Guide 2016 The Candidate Hillary Clinton has served as First Lady, the junior Senator from New York, and Secretary of State under Barack Obama. Born in Chicago, she

More information

Secular Coalition for America Mission and Purpose

Secular Coalition for America Mission and Purpose Secular Coalition for America Mission and Purpose Our mission is to increase the visibility and respect for nontheistic viewpoints in the United States, and to protect and strengthen the secular character

More information

EQUITY AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION. The Catholic Community of Hamilton-Wentworth believes the learner will realize this fullness of humanity

EQUITY AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION. The Catholic Community of Hamilton-Wentworth believes the learner will realize this fullness of humanity ADMINISTRATION HWCDSB 1. MISSION & VISION Mission The mission of Catholic Education in Hamilton-Wentworth, in union with our Bishop, is to enable all learners to realize the fullness of humanity of which

More information

The Coalition Against Religious Discrimination

The Coalition Against Religious Discrimination The Coalition Against Religious Discrimination November 24, 2017 Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs U.S. Department of Health and Human

More information

Religious Liberty: Protecting our Catholic Conscience in the Public Square

Religious Liberty: Protecting our Catholic Conscience in the Public Square Religious Liberty: Protecting our Catholic Conscience in the Public Square Scripture on Church and State [Jesus] said to them, Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God

More information

TEACHER S MANUAL Our Moral Life in Christ Author: Rev. Peter V. Armenio General Editor: Rev. James Socias MIDWEST THEOLOGICAL FORUM Woodridge, Illinois CONTENTS ix Abbreviations Used for the Books of the

More information

ELCA Mission Statement TEACHER APPLICATION

ELCA Mission Statement TEACHER APPLICATION EAGLE S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2400 Highway 42 North McDonough, Georgia 30253 Phone 770.957.2927 Fax 770.957.2290 ELCA Mission Statement The mission of Eagle s Landing Christian Academy is to glorify

More information

NUMBERS, FACTS AND TRENDS SHAPING THE WORLD FOR RELEASE JAN. 27, 2016 FOR MEDIA OR OTHER INQUIRIES:

NUMBERS, FACTS AND TRENDS SHAPING THE WORLD FOR RELEASE JAN. 27, 2016 FOR MEDIA OR OTHER INQUIRIES: NUMBERS, FACTS AND TRENDS SHAPING THE WORLD FOR RELEASE JAN. 27, 2016 FOR MEDIA OR OTHER INQUIRIES: Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Research Jessica

More information

Survey of Young Americans Attitudes toward Politics and Public Service 26th Edition: September 26 October 9, 2014

Survey of Young Americans Attitudes toward Politics and Public Service 26th Edition: September 26 October 9, 2014 Survey of Young Americans Attitudes toward Politics and Public Service 26th Edition: September 26 October 9, 2014 N=2,029 18-29 Year Olds in English and Spanish (with GfK KnowledgePanel i ) Margin of Error

More information

The Fifth National Survey of Religion and Politics: A Baseline for the 2008 Presidential Election. John C. Green

The Fifth National Survey of Religion and Politics: A Baseline for the 2008 Presidential Election. John C. Green The Fifth National Survey of Religion and Politics: A Baseline for the 2008 Presidential Election John C. Green Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics University of Akron (Email: green@uakron.edu;

More information

Parent s Name: Address:

Parent s Name: Address: Our Family s Traditional Values Letter Parent s Name: Address: Phone: E-mail: Child s Name: School Board: Child s School: School Address: Grade Level: Date: Dear Principal(s) / Teacher(s): I/we wish to

More information

In defence of the four freedoms : freedom of religion, conscience, association and speech

In defence of the four freedoms : freedom of religion, conscience, association and speech In defence of the four freedoms : freedom of religion, conscience, association and speech Understanding religious freedom Religious freedom is a fundamental human right the expression of which is bound

More information

They said WHAT!? A brief analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada s decision in S.L. v. Commission Scolaire des Chênes (2012 SCC 7)

They said WHAT!? A brief analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada s decision in S.L. v. Commission Scolaire des Chênes (2012 SCC 7) They said WHAT!? A brief analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada s decision in S.L. v. Commission Scolaire des Chênes (2012 SCC 7) By Don Hutchinson February 27, 2012 The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

More information

Survey of US Voters Opinions on Religious Freedom Report-July 30, 2015

Survey of US Voters Opinions on Religious Freedom Report-July 30, 2015 Survey of US Voters Opinions on Religious Freedom Report-July 30, 2015 Methodology Online survey of US Voters Survey was conducted June 29-July 6, 2015 800 respondents, overall margin of error of +3.46

More information

FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 AT 6 AM

FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 AT 6 AM Interviews with 1,008 adult Americans conducted by telephone by Opinion Research Corporation on January 19-21,. The margin of sampling error for results based on the total sample is plus or minus 3 percentage

More information

Sex, Religion, Abortion, and Justice

Sex, Religion, Abortion, and Justice Sex, Religion, Abortion, and Justice A Sermon by Rev. Rob Keithan Rev. Keithan is a faith organizing and training consultant specializing in reproductive health, rights and justice issues as well as congregational

More information

WHEN AND HOW MUST AN EMPLOYEE S RELIGIOUS BELIEFS BE ACCOMMODATED? HEALTH DIRECTORS LEGAL CONFERENCE JUNE 8, 2017

WHEN AND HOW MUST AN EMPLOYEE S RELIGIOUS BELIEFS BE ACCOMMODATED? HEALTH DIRECTORS LEGAL CONFERENCE JUNE 8, 2017 WHEN AND HOW MUST AN EMPLOYEE S RELIGIOUS BELIEFS BE ACCOMMODATED? HEALTH DIRECTORS LEGAL CONFERENCE JUNE 8, 2017 Diane M. Juffras School of Government THE LAW Federal First Amendment to U.S. Constitution

More information

Governor Romney's Remarks At The Massachusetts Citizens For Life Mother's Day Pioneer Valley Dinner

Governor Romney's Remarks At The Massachusetts Citizens For Life Mother's Day Pioneer Valley Dinner 1 of 6 10/23/2007 4:03 PM Speeches Governor Romney's Remarks At The Massachusetts Citizens For Life Mother's Day Pioneer Valley Dinner Thursday, May 10, 2007 "It's a honor to be with you and be with people

More information

BYLAWS OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

BYLAWS OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 BYLAWS OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST PREAMBLE 100 These

More information

Case 1:13-cv EGS Document 7-3 Filed 09/19/13 Page 1 of 8 EXHIBIT 3

Case 1:13-cv EGS Document 7-3 Filed 09/19/13 Page 1 of 8 EXHIBIT 3 Case 1:13-cv-01261-EGS Document 7-3 Filed 09/19/13 Page 1 of 8 EXHIBIT 3 Case 1:13-cv-01261-EGS Document 7-3 Filed 09/19/13 Page 2 of 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

More information

100 EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY

100 EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY 100 EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY POLICY 100 HANDBOOK APPLICATION All policies in this Handbook of Policies for Diocesan Faith Formation Programs will apply to all faith formation programs of the Diocese of Davenport

More information

Fact vs. Fiction. Setting the Record Straight on the BSA Adult Leadership Standards

Fact vs. Fiction. Setting the Record Straight on the BSA Adult Leadership Standards Fact vs. Fiction Setting the Record Straight on the BSA Adult Leadership Standards Overview: Recently, several questions have been raised about the BSA s new leadership standards and the effect the standards

More information

THE CHANGING RELIGIOUS LANDSCAPE: THE RISE OF THE UNAFFILIATED. Daniel

THE CHANGING RELIGIOUS LANDSCAPE: THE RISE OF THE UNAFFILIATED. Daniel THE CHANGING RELIGIOUS LANDSCAPE: THE RISE OF THE UNAFFILIATED Daniel Cox @dcoxprri RISE OF THE UNAFFILIATED Trends The Current Landscape 2 Religious AffiliaBon in the US, 1974-2050 Protestant Unaffiliated

More information

Testimony on ENDA and the Religious Exemption. Rabbi David Saperstein. Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Testimony on ENDA and the Religious Exemption. Rabbi David Saperstein. Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Testimony on ENDA and the Religious Exemption Rabbi David Saperstein Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism House Committee on Education and Labor September 23, 2009 Thank you for inviting

More information

Miracles, Divine Healings, and Angels: Beliefs Among U.S. Adults 45+

Miracles, Divine Healings, and Angels: Beliefs Among U.S. Adults 45+ Miracles, Divine Healings, and Angels: Beliefs Among U.S. Adults 45+ with Hispanic Oversample Report written by G. Oscar Anderson, Research Analyst Member Value Research Knowledge Management Survey conducted

More information

APPLICATION CHURCH PLANTING FUND (CPF) MONTHLY RECURRING

APPLICATION CHURCH PLANTING FUND (CPF) MONTHLY RECURRING APPLICATION CHURCH PLANTING FUND (CPF) MONTHLY RECURRING Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention 2042 Vancouver Drive. Honolulu, HI 96822 808/946-9581 (Phone); 941-2309 (Fax) Revised 11/2016 Date * This application

More information

Volusia Community Organizations Active in Disaster Bylaws. As Updated November 19, 2014

Volusia Community Organizations Active in Disaster Bylaws. As Updated November 19, 2014 Volusia Community Organizations Active in Disaster Bylaws As Updated November 19, 2014 I. Volusia Community Organizations Active in Disaster (Volusia COAD) The name of the organization is the Volusia Community

More information

World History: Patterns of Interaction

World History: Patterns of Interaction McDougal Littell, a division of Houghton Mifflin Company correlated to World History: Patterns of Interaction Category 7: World History, Grades 9-12 McDougal Littell World History: Patterns of Interaction

More information

Policies and Criteria for the Order of Ministry Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia

Policies and Criteria for the Order of Ministry Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia Policies and Criteria for the Order of Ministry Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia A. GENERAL INFORMATION 1. This document is the working document for the Christian Church (Disciples of

More information

Local United Methodist Women Organization

Local United Methodist Women Organization Local United Methodist Women Organization 2013-2016 Local United Methodist Women Organization 2013-2016 Local United Methodist Women Organization 2014 United Methodist Women All biblical quotations, unless

More information

KS4 Curriculum. Religious Education (Short Course) Unit 1

KS4 Curriculum. Religious Education (Short Course) Unit 1 KS4 Curriculum Year 10 Year 11 Term 1, 2 & 3 Believing in God The main features of a religious upbringing in one religion and how it may lead to belief in God. How religious experiences, as seen in the

More information

EDGEBROOK COMMUNITY CHURCH AN OPEN AND AFFIRMING CONGREGATION OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST BYLAWS

EDGEBROOK COMMUNITY CHURCH AN OPEN AND AFFIRMING CONGREGATION OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST BYLAWS EDGEBROOK COMMUNITY CHURCH AN OPEN AND AFFIRMING CONGREGATION OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST BYLAWS 1. NAME This Congregation, constituted in 1924, incorporated under the not-for-profit laws of the State

More information

Advancing Social Justice as Lawyers: And How Social Media Can Be Part of Your Effort

Advancing Social Justice as Lawyers: And How Social Media Can Be Part of Your Effort Georgetown University Law Center Scholarship @ GEORGETOWN LAW 2012 Advancing Social Justice as Lawyers: And How Social Media Can Be Part of Your Effort Chai R. Feldblum Georgetown University Law Center,

More information

ETHNIC LOCAL CHURCH GRANTS PROGRAM

ETHNIC LOCAL CHURCH GRANTS PROGRAM The General Board of Church and Society The United Methodist Church Send only completed applications to: Education and Leadership Formation General Board of Church and Society The United Methodist Church

More information

CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMISSION / ETHICS AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY COMMISSION PUBLICATIONS AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS COLLECTION AR 140

CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMISSION / ETHICS AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY COMMISSION PUBLICATIONS AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS COLLECTION AR 140 1 CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMISSION / ETHICS AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY COMMISSION PUBLICATIONS AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS COLLECTION AR 140 Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives June 2011 Updated February,

More information

IRS Private Letter Ruling (Deacons)

IRS Private Letter Ruling (Deacons) IRS Private Letter Ruling (Deacons) Internal Revenue Service Department of the Treasury Washington, DC 20224 Index No: 0107.00-00 Refer Reply to: CC:EBEO:2 PLR 115424-97 Date: Dec. 10, 1998 Key: Church

More information

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Teacher (Grade 1) Reference documents for this application Teacher job description

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Teacher (Grade 1) Reference documents for this application Teacher job description 801 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22802 Phone Fax: (540) 236-6028 Email www.easternmennoniteschool.org APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Teacher (Grade 1) Reference documents for this application Teacher job

More information

Religion in Public Schools Testing the First Amendment

Religion in Public Schools Testing the First Amendment Religion in Public Schools Testing the First Amendment Author: Rob Weaver, University of Miami School of Law, 2009-2010 Center for Ethics and Public Service, Street Law Intern, J.D. Candidate, 2011. Edited

More information

BYLAWS OF THE BAPTIST MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION

BYLAWS OF THE BAPTIST MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION BYLAWS OF THE BAPTIST MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI Article I Name The name of this corporation shall be the Baptist Missionary Association of Missouri and shall be referred to herein as the Association.

More information

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN ARKANSAS

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN ARKANSAS ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN ARKANSAS (Revised June 2016) episcopalarkansas.org/ordination 1 ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD The church calls people who will work as a pastor, priest,

More information

More See Too Much Religious Talk by Politicians

More See Too Much Religious Talk by Politicians March 21, 2012 Santorum Voters Disagree More See Too Much Religious Talk by Politicians FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Kohut President, Pew Research Center Carroll Doherty, Michael Dimock Associate

More information

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN ARKANSAS

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN ARKANSAS ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHD IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN ARKANSAS (as of 19 December 2012) The Episcopal Church in Arkansas episcopalarkansas.org 1 ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHD The church calls people who will

More information

Ordination of Women to the Priesthood

Ordination of Women to the Priesthood Ordination of Women to the Priesthood (A Report to Synod) Introduction Ordination of Women to the Priesthood (1988) 1 1. The Standing Committee of the General Synod has asked the diocesan synods to comment

More information

Strengthen Staff Resources for Networking House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church Justice

Strengthen Staff Resources for Networking House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church Justice RESOLUTION NO.: 2018-A057 GENERAL CONVENTION OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2018 ARCHIVES RESEARCH REPORT TITLE: PROPOSER: TOPIC: Strengthen Staff Resources for Networking House of Deputies Committee on the State

More information

MEMORANDUM. Teacher/Administrator Rights & Responsibilities

MEMORANDUM. Teacher/Administrator Rights & Responsibilities MEMORANDUM These issue summaries provide an overview of the law as of the date they were written and are for educational purposes only. These summaries may become outdated and may not represent the current

More information

NEA: TROJAN HORSE IN AMERICAN EDUCATION

NEA: TROJAN HORSE IN AMERICAN EDUCATION NEA: TROJAN HORSE IN AMERICAN EDUCATION Samuel L. Blumenfeld All in all, the NEA is everything the communists believe a labor union in America should be: it is creating working-class consciousness among

More information

Diocese of Sacramento Employment/Ministry in the Church Pre-Application Statement

Diocese of Sacramento Employment/Ministry in the Church Pre-Application Statement Diocese of Sacramento Employment/Ministry in the Church Pre-Application Statement Go out to the whole world and Proclaim the Good News to all creation. (Mark 16:15) MISSION STATEMENT OF THE DIOCESE OF

More information

Full Name: Present Address: Phone: Days ( ) Evenings ( ) Cell ( ) Address:

Full Name: Present Address: Phone: Days ( ) Evenings ( ) Cell ( )  Address: Thank you for your interest in employment with Whitefield Academy. We realize that the key to a successful Christian School is its staff. We are seeking applicants who are professionally qualified, has

More information

Application Date: / / Date Available: / /

Application Date: / / Date Available: / / COLE VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS ColeValleyChristian.org Human Resources Department Kassie Jones, HR Director 200 E. Carlton Avenue, Meridian, ID 83642 (208) 947-1212 or fax (208) 898-9290 Email to: kjones@cvcsonline.org

More information

The Decline of Institutional Religion

The Decline of Institutional Religion The Decline of Institutional Religion Faith Angle Forum South Beach, Florida March 18, 2013 Luis Lugo Pew Research Center Washington, D.C. www.pewforum.org I Long-Term Trends in Religious Affiliation 100

More information

QATAR. Executive Summary

QATAR. Executive Summary QATAR Executive Summary The constitution stipulates that the state religion is Islam and national law incorporates both secular legal traditions and Sharia (Islamic law). Sunni and Shia Muslims practiced

More information

Removal of God Bless the USA From P.S. 90 Graduation Ceremony

Removal of God Bless the USA From P.S. 90 Graduation Ceremony June 12, 2012 Superintendent Isabel DiMola CEC District 21 Re: Removal of God Bless the USA From P.S. 90 Graduation Ceremony Dear Superintendent DiMola: The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has

More information

Mark Scheme (Results) Summer GCSE Religious Studies (5RS01) Religion and life based on a study of Christianity and at least one other religion

Mark Scheme (Results) Summer GCSE Religious Studies (5RS01) Religion and life based on a study of Christianity and at least one other religion Scheme (Results) Summer 2012 GCSE Religious Studies (5RS01) Religion and life based on a study of Christianity and at least one other religion Edexcel and BTEC Qualifications Edexcel and BTEC qualifications

More information

GRANTS FOR MINISTRIES WITH YOUNG PEOPLE United States Applicants

GRANTS FOR MINISTRIES WITH YOUNG PEOPLE United States Applicants GRANTS FOR MINISTRIES WITH YOUNG PEOPLE United States Applicants Application due JUNE 1 st (FOR 2016 FUNDING) Return application to: Young People s Ministries Attn: Grants Administrator PO Box 340003 Nashville,

More information

WARSAW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

WARSAW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL WARSAW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TEACHER APPLICATION PACKET TEACHER APPLICATION FORM 909 South Buffalo Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580 www.warsawchristian.org Ph. 574. 267.5788 574. 267.1486 Fax wcs@warsawchristian.org

More information

TRADITIONAL VALUES / ISSUES IN EDUCATION LETTER, FORMS, & EXPLANATORY NOTES (Traditional Protestant)

TRADITIONAL VALUES / ISSUES IN EDUCATION LETTER, FORMS, & EXPLANATORY NOTES (Traditional Protestant) TRADITIONAL VALUES / ISSUES IN EDUCATION LETTER, FORMS, & EXPLANATORY NOTES (Traditional Protestant) Should the component of any course conflict with a religious belief of the parent (of minor-age children),

More information

Application Date: / / Date Available: / /

Application Date: / / Date Available: / / COLE VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS ColeValleyChristian.org Human Resources Department Kassie Jones, HR Director 200 E. Carlton Avenue, Meridian, ID 83642 (208) 947-1212 or fax (208) 898-9290 Email to: kjones@cvcsonline.org

More information

Recruitment and Enlistment

Recruitment and Enlistment Chapter 3 Recruitment and Enlistment For more information, contact GBHEM s Director of Young Adult Ministry Discernment and Enlistment at explore@gbhem.org or 615-340-7431. [T]he Annual Conference Board

More information

Introduction To The 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences

Introduction To The 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences Introduction To The 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences Author s Note: This year at our 2015 Annual Conference we will elect delegates to both The General and The Southeastern Jurisdictional Conferences

More information

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree. Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree. Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree 1 of 8 2/9/2012 3:07 PM Welcome Complete It! Information & Documents Order the GPI About the Authors Global Perspective Inventory (GPI) Complete My Inventory INSTRUCTIONS: There is no time limit, but try

More information

Grants for Ministries with Youth and Young Adults

Grants for Ministries with Youth and Young Adults Grants for Ministries with Youth and Young Adults Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015, by 4 pm Return application to: ATTN: PGA Council Grants Committee Presbytery of Greater Atlanta 1024 Ponce de Leon

More information

Humanists UK Northern Ireland Humanists Committee

Humanists UK Northern Ireland Humanists Committee Application Pack Thank you for your interest in this area of our work. Pages 2-3 of this pack give more details about the vacancy and page 4 contains the criteria against which we will be recruiting for

More information

SANDEL ON RELIGION IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE

SANDEL ON RELIGION IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE SANDEL ON RELIGION IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE Hugh Baxter For Boston University School of Law s Conference on Michael Sandel s Justice October 14, 2010 In the final chapter of Justice, Sandel calls for a new

More information

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action In Calling Church Leadership

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action In Calling Church Leadership Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action In Calling Church Leadership Presbytery Policy for Congregations, Sessions, and their Committees Executive Summary There is no longer Jew or Greek, there

More information

Resolutions Adopted by The 168 th Convention of the Diocese of California October 27 & 28, 2017 I. GENERAL RESOLUTIONS

Resolutions Adopted by The 168 th Convention of the Diocese of California October 27 & 28, 2017 I. GENERAL RESOLUTIONS Resolutions Adopted by The 168 th Convention of the Diocese of California October 27 & 28, 2017 I. GENERAL RESOLUTIONS CHURCH-WIDE PAID FAMILY LEAVE POLICY Resolved, That the 168 th Convention of the Diocese

More information

6:13-cv GRA Date Filed 09/11/13 Entry Number 1 Page 1 of 25. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA Greenville Division

6:13-cv GRA Date Filed 09/11/13 Entry Number 1 Page 1 of 25. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA Greenville Division 6:13-cv-02471-GRA Date Filed 09/11/13 Entry Number 1 Page 1 of 25 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA Greenville Division American Humanist Association, CA No. John Doe and Jane Doe,

More information

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 93 ( CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS ) OF THE MANALAPAN TOWNSHIP CODE Ordinance No.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 93 ( CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS ) OF THE MANALAPAN TOWNSHIP CODE Ordinance No. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 93 ( CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS ) OF THE MANALAPAN TOWNSHIP CODE Ordinance No. 2008-02 Adopted February 27, 2008 WHEREAS, the Township of Manalapan

More information

Religious Studies Year 9 GCSE Religious Studies Curriculum Map

Religious Studies Year 9 GCSE Religious Studies Curriculum Map Religious Studies Year 9 GCSE Religious Studies Curriculum Map Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Christian Ethics Christian Ethics Christian Ethics Crime: Causes, Deterrence, Retribution, Rehabilitation, Capital Punishment,

More information

The Constitution of Non-denominational Christian Fellowship (Updated December 10, 2014)

The Constitution of Non-denominational Christian Fellowship (Updated December 10, 2014) The Constitution of Non-denominational Christian Fellowship (Updated December 10, 2014) Article I: Name and Purpose Section 1. Name The name of this organization is Non-denominational Christian Fellowship

More information

GUIDANCE TO EDUCATION AUTHORITIES AND SCHOOLS ON THE EQUALITY ACT 2006

GUIDANCE TO EDUCATION AUTHORITIES AND SCHOOLS ON THE EQUALITY ACT 2006 abcdefghijklm = påüççäë=aáêéåíçê~íé = pìééçêí=ñçê=ié~êåáåö=aáîáëáçå= Directors of Education, Managers of grant aided schools and Proprietors of independent schools sáåíçêá~=nì~ó= bçáåäìêöü=bes=snn= = qéäééüçåéw=mnpnjoqq=mvmv=

More information

RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE IN SCHOOLS

RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE IN SCHOOLS Administrative RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE IN SCHOOLS Responsibility: Legal References: Superintendent, Student Achievement & Well-Being Education Act, Reg. 298 (S.28,29); Ontario Human

More information

Your signature doesn t mean you endorse the guidelines; your comments, when added to the Annexe, will only enrich and strengthen the document.

Your signature doesn t mean you endorse the guidelines; your comments, when added to the Annexe, will only enrich and strengthen the document. Ladies and Gentlemen, Below is a declaration on laicity which was initiated by 3 leading academics from 3 different countries. As the declaration contains the diverse views and opinions of different academic

More information

World Cultures and Geography

World Cultures and Geography McDougal Littell, a division of Houghton Mifflin Company correlated to World Cultures and Geography Category 2: Social Sciences, Grades 6-8 McDougal Littell World Cultures and Geography correlated to the

More information

Congregational Survey Results 2016

Congregational Survey Results 2016 Congregational Survey Results 2016 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Making Steady Progress Toward Our Mission Over the past four years, UUCA has undergone a significant period of transition with three different Senior

More information

Student Engagement and Controversial Issues in Schools

Student Engagement and Controversial Issues in Schools 76 Dianne Gereluk University of Calgary Schools are not immune to being drawn into politically and morally contested debates in society. Indeed, one could say that schools are common sites of some of the

More information

The Battle Over The Bible

The Battle Over The Bible The Battle Over The Bible Introduction. Gerald was a great young man. He was raised in a godly home, and showed spiritual maturity at a young age. He was intelligent, good-looking, well-mannered, and had

More information

Care home suffers under equality laws. How traditional Christian beliefs cost an elderly care home a 13,000 grant

Care home suffers under equality laws. How traditional Christian beliefs cost an elderly care home a 13,000 grant Care home suffers under equality laws How traditional Christian beliefs cost an elderly care home a 13,000 grant Care home suffers under equality laws How traditional Christian beliefs cost an elderly

More information

APPLICATION FOR PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYMENT. If you are not a U. S. citizen give VISA type Number Work Permit

APPLICATION FOR PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYMENT. If you are not a U. S. citizen give VISA type Number Work Permit FIRST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 7500 Fairmont Parkway Pasadena, Texas 77505 281-991-9191 APPLICATION FOR PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYMENT Name Address City State Date Date Available Zip Home Phone Cell Phone Email

More information

Saftey In Our Conflict-Government Church

Saftey In Our Conflict-Government Church Liberty University DigitalCommons@Liberty University Faculty Publications and Presentations School of Education February 2004 Saftey In Our Conflict-Government Church Clarence Holland Liberty University,

More information

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY GUIDELINES PRESBYTERY OF NORTHERN KANSAS COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY GUIDELINES PRESBYTERY OF NORTHERN KANSAS COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY GUIDELINES PRESBYTERY OF NORTHERN KANSAS COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY EEO GUIDELINES FOR COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY The Book of Order (G-11.05021) places responsibility with the Committee

More information

COURSE: APOL 697 (2/24 2/28) COURSE TITLE: APOLOGETICS AND THE RISE OF SECULAR HUMANISM FACULTY: DR. CHAD THORNHILL GUEST LECTURER: ALEX MCFARLAND

COURSE: APOL 697 (2/24 2/28) COURSE TITLE: APOLOGETICS AND THE RISE OF SECULAR HUMANISM FACULTY: DR. CHAD THORNHILL GUEST LECTURER: ALEX MCFARLAND COURSE: APOL 697 (2/24 2/28) COURSE TITLE: APOLOGETICS AND THE RISE OF SECULAR HUMANISM FACULTY: DR. CHAD THORNHILL GUEST LECTURER: ALEX MCFARLAND I. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will examine trends

More information

SAUDI ARABIA. and COUNTERTERRORISM FACT SHEET: FIGHTING AND DEFEATING DAESH MAY 2017

SAUDI ARABIA. and COUNTERTERRORISM FACT SHEET: FIGHTING AND DEFEATING DAESH MAY 2017 SAUDI ARABIA and COUNTERTERRORISM FACT SHEET: FIGHTING AND DEFEATING DAESH MAY 2017 Saudi Arabia is the main target of Daesh (ISIS) and other terror groups because it is the birthplace of Islam and home

More information

APPLICATION FOR TEACHER EMPLOYMENT

APPLICATION FOR TEACHER EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FOR TEACHER EMPLOYMENT Your interest in Shrewsbury Christian Academy is appreciated. We invite you to fill out this initial application and return it to our school office with a copy of your

More information

Strategies for Faith-Based Organizations: Engaging Volunteers from the Faith Community

Strategies for Faith-Based Organizations: Engaging Volunteers from the Faith Community Strategies for Faith-Based Organizations: Engaging Volunteers from the Faith Community Why engage volunteers from the faith community? Faith-based organizations often rely on volunteers, and many of these

More information

A Constitution without God

A Constitution without God A Constitution without God Lesson Overview: In this lesson, students will examine the First Amendment s religious clause and its application to contemporary issues of religious liberty. Students will review

More information

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2016 Parish Survey EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2016 Parish Survey EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2016 Parish Survey EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Survey Respondent Profile Quantitative research in the form of a parish-wide survey o Administered at all Masses during one weekend

More information

To Whom It May Concern,

To Whom It May Concern, To Whom It May Concern, The Undergraduate Student Government Senate took up consideration of the University student organization non-discrimination religious carve-out policy on January 15, 2011 under

More information

SC COSA Fall Legal Summit August 26, 2016 Thomas K. Barlow, Esq. Childs & Halligan, P.A.

SC COSA Fall Legal Summit August 26, 2016 Thomas K. Barlow, Esq. Childs & Halligan, P.A. Overview and Analysis of the Pending American Humanist Association vs. Greenville County School District Case and Current State of the Law on Student- Initiated Religious Speech and School Use of Religious

More information

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Greater Kansas City Inspire * Empower * Connect

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Greater Kansas City Inspire * Empower * Connect The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Greater Kansas City Inspire * Empower * Connect THE ORDER OF MINISTRY APPLICATION FORM COMMISSIONED MINISTRY Introduction Commissioning is an acknowledgment

More information

ENGEL v. VITALE 370 U.S. 421 (1962)

ENGEL v. VITALE 370 U.S. 421 (1962) ENGEL v. VITALE 370 U.S. 421 (1962) MR. JUSTICE BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court. The respondent Board of Education of Union Free School District No. 9, New Hyde Park, New York directed the School

More information

Faith, Values and the Common Good

Faith, Values and the Common Good Center for American Progress Faith, Values and the Common Good Overview of Quantitative Findings Contents Introduction State of American Life Religion in American Society Issues Leadership Methodology

More information

QUESTIONS AND PREVIOUSLY RELEASED OR HELD FOR FUTURE RELEASE

QUESTIONS AND PREVIOUSLY RELEASED OR HELD FOR FUTURE RELEASE PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR THE PEOPLE & THE PRESS AND PEW FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE 2009 RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE SURVEY FINAL TOPLINE Survey A: August 11-17, 2009, N=2,010 Survey B: August 20-27, 2009,

More information

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: A NEVER-ENDING STORY?

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: A NEVER-ENDING STORY? AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: A NEVER-ENDING STORY? by Nicole M. Lederer Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Law School Faculty of Professions The University of Adelaide, Australia March 2013

More information

Grace Christian Academy

Grace Christian Academy Grace Christian Academy New Student Application & Supplementary Forms Grace Christian Academy 355 McDonough Rd. Fayetteville, GA 30215 Phone: 770-461-0137 Fax: 770-461-1190 www.gracechristian.info... the

More information

Is Humanism a Religion?

Is Humanism a Religion? Is Humanism a Religion? By Samuel L. Blumenfeld The question we ask is important. For humanism is the world view of our educational leaders, of the textbooks they write, of the psychologists who counsel

More information

California Masonic Education

California Masonic Education California Masonic Education FREEMASONRY DEFINED: What is the definition of Freemasonry? In old England, it was defined as a system of morality, veiled in allegory (or a story) and illustrated by symbols.

More information