|Religious Holiday Displays and the Courts|
Disputes over seasonal religious displays in public spaces have themselves become an annual holiday tradition. Each year as the winter holidays approach, Americans across the country debate the appropriateness of the government sponsoring or permitting the display of images such as Christmas nativity scenes, Hanukkah menorahs and other religious holiday symbols on public property. A 2007 Pew Forum legal backgrounder on Supreme Court cases involving religious displays explores benchmark decisions in this aspect of religion and public life. READ THE FULL REPORT >|
|DEC. 8 - SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE|
A Scripps Howard News Service article highlights the November 2011 Pew Forum report Lobbying for the Faithful: Religious Advocacy Groups in Washington, D.C.
Journalist Terry Mattingly interviews the report's lead researcher, Allen D. Hertzke, and cites report data showing nearly one-in-five (19%) religious advocacy groups with offices in Washington, D.C., have a Roman Catholic perspective, while 18% promote an evangelical Protestant outlook, 12% of groups advocate for Judaism and 8% are mainline Protestant.
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