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Religion and Free Speech Today

A Pro/Con Debate

Series: Issues in Focus Today

By Joan Vos MacDonald

Americans hold many different opinions about the place of religion in public life. Some groups feel that they are not free to express their beliefs, while some people think that other traditions are being forced upon them. Arguments over such topics as the Pledge of Allegiance, school prayer and Bible reading, and holiday celebrations are common today. In RELIGION AND FREE SPEECH TODAY: A PRO/CON DEBATE, author Joan Vos MacDonald examines the different viewpoints, explores the constitutional issues involved, and outlines possible points of common ground.

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Reviews

". . . well researched . . . Clear, very easy to read."

Clark County School District, August 25, 2008

". . . presents complex and often emotionally fraught material in a down-to-earth, easy to understand way . . ."

Southern Maine Library District, December 8, 2008

"The book tackles issues challenging the separation of church and state, such as religion and the Constitution, holiday celebrations in schools, and religious symbolism."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

". . . the information is solid, and presented in an interesting format . . . A good teaching tool, inclusive with good illustrations, ably using supporting information."

Delaware County Library System, January 2009

". . . a well-researched and insightful book . . . objective in its presentation of information . . . The book is factual, remarkably nonjudgmental and non-sensationalized account of a very divisive subject."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2008

". . . the organization, headings, sub-headings, and graphics make this an interesting and easy read for a difficult subject."

Tucson Unified School District, September 2008

"A great resource book for teachers and students!"

Pasadena Independent School District, June 26, 2008

"Students in grades six and up who are preparing papers and debates receive an introduction to important issues and topics of the times . . ."

MultiCultural Review, Winter 2008

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