Amanda Tyler

Amanda Tyler is an author at Religion News Service.

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We can protect prayer in schools without blessing Christian nationalism

January 17, 2020

(RNS) — Claiming to defend a constitutional right under attack, the Trump administration’s announcement on school prayer neither identified the threat nor bolstered students’ well-established freedom to pray.

The Supreme Court made the Bladensburg Cross a special case. Let’s keep it that way

June 24, 2019

(RNS) — In deciding to allow a Christian cross to stay on a Maryland highway, the court rejected some of the extreme arguments that may have had more far-reaching consequences for the Establishment Clause.

How outrage for a death row inmate may have flipped the justices for religious liberty

April 2, 2019

(RNS) — The traditional view has been that these nine jurists are insulated from pressure, but the response to a case of a Muslim denied the right to his imam at his execution may have proved the exception.

Politicize our charities and churches? No, thanks

February 9, 2017

WASHINGTON (RNS) Beware, for as soon as the church joins at the hip with a particular candidate or party, its ability to speak truth to power and not risk being co-opted by the government is hindered.

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