Know Your Rights: A Guide for Parents About Religion in Public Schools

What parents need to know about religious freedom in public schools.

Know Your Rights: A Guide for Teachers About Religion in Public Schools

What educators need to know about religious freedom in public schools.

Know Your Rights: A Guide for Students About Religion in Public Schools

What students need to know about religious freedom in public schools.

Know Your Rights: The Pledge of Allegiance in Schools

Any requirement for students/teachers to say the pledge in a public school setting is unconstitutional.

The First Amendment in Schools

A guide from the National Coalition Against Censorship.

Prayer and Religious Expression in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: U.S. Department of Education Guidance

Guidance sent  to every public school official in the country about prayer and religious activity in public schools, outlining the rights surrounding prayer in educational settings and providing clarity to public school officials, students, and guardians of children in public schools on the rights of students regarding prayer and religious freedom. If you have children in or work in public schools, these are the rights you and your students have.

Quotes To Hang in Schools

Religious quotes aren’t OK… but these are.

Fact Sheets and Talking Points

  • Anti-Drag Bills: A guide for talking to  friends, family, co-workers or lawmakers about anti-drag bills
  • Anti-Transgender Bills: A guide for talking to friends, family, co-workers or lawmakers about anti-trans bills.
  • DEI/SEL/CRT: A guide for talking to friends, family, co-workers, lawmakers or school boards about DEI/SEL/CRT initiatives.
  • Fetal Personhood and Pregnancy Bills:  A guide for talking to friends, family, co-workers or lawmakers about fetal personhood/pregnancy bills.
  • School Board Protests: A guide for talking to friends, family co-workers or lawmakers about the religious rights’ attacks on school boards.

How to Report Illegal Religious Discrimination

It is illegal for many healthcare entities and social service providers to discriminate against you for religious reasons and to violate your freedom of conscience or religious freedom. Here’s how to report it.

How to Report Illegal Electioneering

It is illegal for churches to take part in partisan politics or campaign for (or against) candidates. For decades this law has been mostly ignored. Here’s how to report it.

Directory of Arizona Statutes Related to Religion 

AZ statues that relate to a facet of religion.

Secular Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous: Information for Judges, Probation Officers, Drug Courts, and Government Agencies 

Courts have held that AA is religious in nature, and that government coercion to participate in it, condition a benefit on participation, or impose punishment for failure to attend amounts to state sponsorship of religion and violates the Establishment Clause. Fortunately, several secular options are available.

Secular Invocations

A collection of invocations that do not invoke a deity; for use before government/public meetings.

Invocations: Best Practices for Arizona

AZ lawmakers often start government meetings with a prayer. Whether inadvertently or intentionally, this may marginalize religious minorities… and even violate constitutional law. While it’s true some lawmakers use prayer to advance a religious agenda, many others simply lack a comprehensive understanding of how to appropriately begin a government meeting. Our guide breaks down the thorny legalities of legislative prayer and the best practices surrounding it. Read it to educate yourself, or better yet, forward it to your own City Council Members and County Supervisors!

Books Unbanned

In response to  an increasingly coordinated and effective effort to remove books tackling a wide range of topics from library shelves, such as we’ve seen here in Arizona, the Brooklyn Public Library’s Books Unbanned initiative gives teens access to banned and challenged materials.