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Is a Public School Yoga Program Religious?

March 05, 2013  |  permalink


The National Center for Law & Policy, a legal organization whose work is motivated by a desire “to keep the doors open for the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ” and whose chief attorney has been affiliated with the ADF, is representing a family suing the Encinitas Union School District, alleging that its yoga program is religious. The case raises intriguing questions about the separation of church and school. As I explain in my article for Religion Dispatches, there are so many religious programs – overwhelmingly from the conservative end of the evangelical spectrum—in public schools today that the fuss over yoga is a bit like worrying about a stain on your blouse when your trousers are covered in mud.

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The Good News Club, by Katherine Stewart

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