If you’ve been following us, you may already know that it’s common in Arizona for lawmakers to open government meetings with a prayer. Inadvertently or intentionally, many of these invocations have the effect of marginalizing religious minorities and even violating 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. So we’ve created a new booklet breaking down the thorny legalities of legislative prayer and the best practices surrounding it.
Read it to better educate yourself on the issue. Or better yet: forward it to your own City Council Members and County Supervisors today.