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Freedom From Religion Foundation Wins Victory in Colorado

FFRF had a good victory this week:

The national Freedom From Religion Foundation has settled a federal lawsuit against the Cherry Creek School District in Denver, Colo., over a policy that urged children to spend an hour a week at a religious institution. The District and the Foundation agreed upon wording to include encouragement to children to spend an hour a week in various civic or educational pursuits, including not only religious but irreligious.

Filed on behalf of parents with children in the District, the lawsuit challenged a program known as “40 Developmental Assets.”

The disputed Asset 19 stated: “Religious Community – Young person spends one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution.”

The asset was prominently posted in Cherry Creek public schools alongside the photo of a young child with her hands clasped as though in prayer under the title “Faith Community.” (source)


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