Ethics week 2 Discussion1

Ethics week 2 Discussion1 - School prayer would address the...

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John wants prayer in school and Mary does not. John and Mary may compromise by having parents sign a petition. Parents that do want their children to participate in prayer should be able to and the parents that do not should have that right as well. Children at this point will be separated. School prayer would result in many societal benefits. The public school system is tragically disintegrating as evidenced by the rise in school shootings, increasing drug use, alcoholism, teen pregnancy, and HIV transmission. Also school prayer can help combat these issues, would instill a sense of morality and is desperately needed to protect our children.
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Unformatted text preview: School prayer would address the needs of the whole person. Schools must do more than train children’s minds academically. They must also nurture their souls and reinforce the values taught at home and in the community. School prayer would allow religious students an opportunity to observe their religious beliefs during the school day. The U.S. Supreme Court has urged school cooperation with religious authorities for “it then respects the religious nature of our people and accommodates the public service to their spiritual needs....
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