The United States of America is one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world. We have such a rich tapestry of faith, at least in part, because our freedom to believe (or not believe) is protected in the Constitution. The framers recognized that both religion and government are at their best when they are kept insulated from one another. One of the ways we maintain this insulation is by making sure that public schools—which are part of our government—neither advance nor inhibit religion.

This comprehensive report examines the issues regarding protecting religious liberty in the schools and offers legal precedents and guidelines for school officials.