In Italy and many other European countries, businesses have typically been closed on Sundays. The practice of closing businesses on Sundays is designed to honor the Christian tradition of designating one day of the week as a day of rest.
Youth Lessons: All of the sudden it seems the signs and symbols of the Christmas season are becoming offensive and even illegal to display. But one school is standing its ground and decided to keep Christ in Christmas, even at the risk of offending.
Often you hear about religious individuals being excluded because of their faith. Some schools do not allow students to say the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and words such as “God” or “Christ” have been banned at graduations…
Youth Group Lessons: Political races often get heated and this year’s presidential run is no exception as Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen said that Mrs. Romney had, “never worked a day in her life”.
Youth Ministry Resources: Texas Judge Tonya Parker has made her position clear: she is not performing a single wedding in the state of Texas until everyone can get married to whomever they please in the state of Texas.
Youth Ministry Resources: In more and more cases across the country, separation of church and state is being challenged as headlines are popping up in both large metropolises and small town communities.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Even though it the Christmas season, more and more government buildings are being targeted for displaying what some consider to be overly Christian decorations on government property.
Youth Ministry Lessons: The Christmas tree has long been a symbol of the Christmas holiday, but this year people around the country might be seeing less and less of the trimmed and decorated trees.
Youth Group Lessons: A non-profit organization that has helped the state of Illinois handle their overwhelming caseload of foster children will be releasing 2,000 children currently in their care because of church and state disagreements.
Youth Ministry Resources: When students at Suffolk University were given the green light to send a campus wide email blast asking for donations for troops overseas, they weren’t expecting the drama that ensued.
Youth Ministry Lessons: While many say that prayer inside of a school is unconstitutional, the line becomes gray when religious activities happen outside of the school yet still on its property.