Students' Rights on Public School Campuses

American Center for Law and Justice

The ACLJ is an organization dedicated to the defense of constitutional liberties secured by law. American Center for Law and Justice is a d/b/a for Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism, Inc., a tax-exempt, not-for-profit, religious corporation as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, specifically dedicated to the ideal that religious freedom and freedom of speech are inalienable, God-given rights. The Center's purpose is to engage legal, legislative and cultural issues by implementing an effective strategy of advocacy, education and litigation to ensure that those rights are protected under the law.

Can Christian teachers express their faith in public schools?

Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission - ERLC

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC is dedicated to engaging the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ and speaking to issues in the public square for the protection of religious liberty and human flourishing. Our vision can be summed up in three words: kingdom, culture and mission.

Christianity In Public Schools: Our Only Hope

International Network of Chi

As the battle for the minds of our children continues in our postmodern, “godless” culture, our schools have become a major battleground. Some in the Christian community, understandably, are even calling for a mass exodus from our “government schools.

Christian Law Association’s Rights in Public Schools

Answers in Genesis

The United States Supreme Court removed devotional prayer and Bible reading from public schools in the 1960's with a series of cases in which students challenged these religious activities.

Christian Legal Society

Christian Legal Society (CLS) is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to serving Jesus Christ through the practice and study of law, the defense of religious freedom and life, and the provision of legal aid to the needy.

Christian Teachers in Public Schools: 13 Essentials for the Classroom

by Dalene Vickery Parker (Author)

Any educator in the public school system will quickly tell you- it’s tough out there! Between parents, administrators, standardized tests, and the constant stream of planning and papers to grade, it’s hard for teachers to catch a break. And that’s even before adding students to the mix. Christian Teachers in the Public Schools: 13 Essentials for the Classroom is the break teachers have been looking for. Full of personal anecdotes, useful and practical insights, and scriptures for survival in the classroom, it will encourage and equip Christian educators, no matter what grade they teach.

Christian Teachers in Public Schools : A Guide for Teachers, Administrators, and Parents

by Julia K. Stronks (Author), Gloria Goris Stronks (Author)

A guide for Christians teaching in public schools to (1) bring their faith to bear on their work and (2) understand the legal issues governing religion and public schools.

Fast Facts About Student’s Rights

Bring Your Bible

Express their deeply held religious convictions at school. Students have the right to talk about their religious beliefs, pray, read Scripture and invite other classmates to join them in these activities as long as the actions are voluntary, student-initiated, not disruptive or coercive, and take place during non-instructional time.

Free Christian Legal Defense for Matters Regarding the Christian Faith

World Christian Missionary Resources

free legal defense of those facing difficulties for the Biblical faith free legal counsel to churches and Christians for their ministries

How to Share Your Faith in the Public School

Teach 4 the Heart

Know Your Rights as a Christian in a Public School

The Gospel Coalition

As the school year gets underway, many parents, students, teachers, and coaches have questions about what they legally can and cannot do as it relates to their Christian faith. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a non-profit organization that defends the religious liberty of Christians, has compiled a helpful collection of guidance on our Constitutionally protected rights. Below is information related to K–12 taken directly from various resources produced by ADF. Next week we’ll be posting more information related specifically to college students.

Liberty Counsel

Liberty Counsel is a Christian ministry that proclaims, advocates, supports, advances, and defends the good news that God in the person of Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sins and offers forgiveness and eternal life to all who accept him as Lord and Savior.
Every ministry and project of Liberty Counsel centers around and is based upon this good news, which is also referred to as the gospel.

Partner with School
Find out student/parent/teacher rights for Christians in public schools. Learn how to find other Christians and form a small group. Even in elementary schools you can have a Christian group all the way up to high school. Don't let schools scare you about separation of church and state. That only applies to teachers not students/parents or pastors. The free ebook explains it all.

Students Don’t Have to Leave Their Faith at Home

Alliance Defending Freedom

Your children face an increasing level of censorship and punishment for their Christian values that you’ve worked so hard to instill. But students have more freedom to express their faith than you may realize. When a school tries to silence your child’s expression of faith, we are here to help.

Student Rights

Partnering with Alliance Defending Freedom, ADF has developed a support network for those students, parents and teachers facing legal challenges on their campuses. FCA has the legal right to meet on high school and college campuses across the country where other student-led groups meet as well. Students have religious rights to FCA meetings on many campuses around the country.

Your Right to Witness at School, the Workplace and the Streets

World Christian Missionary Resources

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