1stamendment

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Church & State
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State sanctioned religions One religion is the official religion of the state Religion reflects and influences the society: The religion may be the standard by which the society is run (those in minority religions may be persecuted or given limited ability to freely and fully practice their faith) Political and religious power are either the same or mutually influence each other The norm until recent times Examples: Tibetan Buddhism The Church of England Islam in Saudi Arabia Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt
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Separation of Church and State The state is secular (non-religious) While there may be a majority religion, the state favors no one religion over another nor does it favor religion over non-religion The state does not involve itself in religion nor does religion dictate social norms for the larger society Religion is a private institution A relatively modern phenomenon (since 18 th century) Examples: Religion in America Religion in Modern India Religion in Modern Turkey
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