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VIDEO: Religious Liberty Goes Back To School

Happy Back to School!

We hope you and your family had a wonderful summer! As children of all ages head back to school, it’s always good to be reminded that religious liberty goes to school too. In this video, NC Family President John L. Rustin shares some important information about a child’s constitutionally-protected religious liberties at school. If you have a child in your life, this information is for you! Be sure to check out the additional resources listed below too!

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Hi friends! We hope you’ve a great summer, and we want to remind you that as our students head back to school, they are absolutely not required to check their faith at the classroom door.

Hi, I’m John Rustin, President of the North Carolina Family Policy Council. In fact, students in elementary, middle, and high school, and on our college and university campuses, have broad, constitutionally-protected rights to to express their faith both inside and outside of the classroom. Yes, they can pray, read their Bibles, talk to their friends about Jesus, and write about their faith in school assignments. They can participate in events like See You at the Pole and Bring Your Bible to School Day, and in Christian student groups like Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Life, CRU, and others.

We’ve included links to a variety of excellent resources on our website at that outline these legal rights, including a great resource from none other than the US Department of Education. Often times, we find when a student’s religious liberties are violated at school, it’s simply a misunderstanding, or a lack of understanding of the law. In most cases, we find that providing clear documentation of students’ religious liberty rights to a teacher, a school administrator, or a principal can quickly resolve an issue. When that doesn’t happen, however, we invite you to contact us at NC Family, and we will be happy to do all that we can to ensure that your students religious liberties are respected and protected.

God bless you! We pray that you have a great, great school year.


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