Promoting Religious Liberty in Your Public Schools

Promoting Religious Liberty in Your Public Schools

August 08, 2016 12:00 ET
Can students read their Bibles in public schools? Can they express their faith in a school assignment? Can they share about Jesus during the Christmas season? Can they perform Christian music in a public school talent show? Would you be surprised to know the answer to all of these questions is "yes"? You're not alone. Infringement on religious liberty in public schools is a growing problem. Students are told they can't pray, read their Bibles, or talk about their faith in class, but it turns out that most educators who repress religious expression do so because they are unaware of the U.S. Department of Education's clear guidelines which protect students' religious freedom.

Can students read their Bibles in public schools?

Can they express their faith in a school assignment?

Can they share about Jesus during the Christmas season?

Can they perform Christian music in a public school talent show?

Would you be surprised to know the answer to all of these questions is "yes"? You're not alone. Infringement on religious liberty in public schools is a growing problem. Students are told they can't pray, read their Bibles, or talk about their faith in class, but it turns out that most educators who repress religious expression do so because they are unaware of the U.S. Department of Education's clear guidelines which protect students' religious freedom. Nationally, 84 percent of church-attending families send their children to public schools. That means millions of Christian children are already there. Imagine the impact they could have if the thousands of churches across America equipped their students with the federal guidelines on Sunday so they can take them to school on Monday!

Eric Buehrer of Gateways to Better Education presents eye-opening facts about the U.S. Department of Education guidelines, sharing practical ways to use these guidelines to transform your public schools into faith-friendly, and even faith-affirming, places. Join FRC and Eric Buehrer as he comes to share information that could be life changing for the children and educators in your local schools. Visit http://www.gogateways.org/ or call (800) 929-1163 for more information.

Eric Buehrer is the president of Gateways to Better Education, whose mission is to create a better future for children by keeping God in their schools. As a former public school teacher and now a licensed minister, Eric can relate to both sides of the religion-in-schools debate. For over 25 years he has written and lectured extensively on the topic. His work has been featured by numerous organizations including Focus on the Family, the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, American Family Association, and Alliance Defending Freedom.

"Eric is a unique and much needed voice in our country. What he is doing to equip parents and teachers is vital. I personally appreciate how he has kept me informed on education issues which we've used frequently on Breakpoint." - Chuck Colson

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Can students read their Bibles in public schools?

Can they express their faith in a school assignment?

Can they share about Jesus during the Christmas season?

Can they perform Christian music in a public school talent show?

Would you be surprised to know the answer to all of these questions is "yes"? You're not alone. Infringement on religious liberty in public schools is a growing problem. Students are told they can't pray, read their Bibles, or talk about their faith in class, but it turns out that most educators who repress religious expression do so because they are unaware of the U.S. Department of Education's clear guidelines which protect students' religious freedom. Nationally, 84 percent of church-attending families send their children to public schools. That means millions of Christian children are already there. Imagine the impact they could have if the thousands of churches across America equipped their students with the federal guidelines on Sunday so they can take them to school on Monday!

Eric Buehrer of Gateways to Better Education presents eye-opening facts about the U.S. Department of Education guidelines, sharing practical ways to use these guidelines to transform your public schools into faith-friendly, and even faith-affirming, places. Join FRC and Eric Buehrer as he comes to share information that could be life changing for the children and educators in your local schools. Visit http://www.gogateways.org/ or call (800) 929-1163 for more information.

Eric Buehrer is the president of Gateways to Better Education, whose mission is to create a better future for children by keeping God in their schools. As a former public school teacher and now a licensed minister, Eric can relate to both sides of the religion-in-schools debate. For over 25 years he has written and lectured extensively on the topic. His work has been featured by numerous organizations including Focus on the Family, the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, American Family Association, and Alliance Defending Freedom.

"Eric is a unique and much needed voice in our country. What he is doing to equip parents and teachers is vital. I personally appreciate how he has kept me informed on education issues which we've used frequently on Breakpoint." - Chuck Colson

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