(the) separation of church and state

(the) separation of church and state
the separation of church and state [the separation of church and state]
(in the US) the principle that the government must not interfere in matters of religion. This is written into the ↑First Amendment of the American Constitution. Since the 1960s, it has been used in court cases to stop prayers in public schools, but many schools continue to allow time for private prayers.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Separation of church and state in the United States — The phrase separation of church and state (sometimes wall of separation between church and state ), attributed to Thomas Jefferson and others, and since quoted by the Supreme Court of the United States, expresses an understanding of the intent… …   Wikipedia

  • separation of church and state —    The Bill of Rights became part of the United states Constitution on December 15, 1791, including its famous First Amendment statement, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Separation of church and state — Part of a series on Freedom Concepts …   Wikipedia

  • separation of church and state — separation of church and state: the separation of religion and government mandated under the establishment clause and the free exercise clause of the U.S. Constitution that forbids governmental establishment or preference of a religion and that… …   Law dictionary

  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State — (Americans United or AU for short) is an advocacy group for religious freedom in the United States. It promotes the separation of church and state, a legal doctrine interpreted by AU as being enshrined in the Establishment Clause of the First… …   Wikipedia

  • Baptists in the history of separation of church and state — Part of a series on Baptists …   Wikipedia

  • church and state — Relationship between religious and secular authority in society. In most ancient civilizations the separation of religious and political orders was not clearly defined. With the advent of Christianity, the idea of two separate orders emerged,… …   Universalium

  • Church and state in medieval Europe — The relationship between the Church and the feudal states during the medieval period went through a number of developments, roughly from the end of the Roman Empire through to the beginning of the Reformation. The events of the struggles for… …   Wikipedia

  • Church and State — may refer to: Separation of church and state, political and legal doctrine that government and religious institutions are to be kept separate Americans United for Separation of Church and State or their monthly newsletter, Church State Religion… …   Wikipedia

  • Ulysses S. Grant: The Separation of Church and School — ▪ Primary Source              Several church bodies, notably Catholics and Lutherans, developed extensive systems of parochial education in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The parochial school was based on the conviction that secular… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”