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Why are Catholic schools firing gay teachers — and how can one refuse?

By Jack Jenkins — June 27, 2019

(RNS) — Two Catholic high schools in Indiana have been ordered to fire openly gay teachers. One did; the other vows to carry its protest against the order to the Vatican. What is going on?

What’s missing in teaching about Islam

By The Conversation — January 11, 2017

The teaching of Islam has been limited to its religious practice. Its impact on the arts and culture, particularly in the United States, is seldom discussed.

Firing of lesbian teachers at St. Louis Catholic girls’ school draws outcry

By Jessica Bock — September 3, 2014

(RNS) The lesbian couple was asked to resign after the school said it received a copy of a mortgage application with both their names.

Survey finds less cheating in high schools

By Cathy Payne — November 26, 2012

(RNS) Are American students making the grade when it comes to ethics? A new survey from the Josephson Institute of Ethics finds that the portion of high school students who admit to cheating, lying or stealing dropped in 2012 for the first time in a decade. By Cathy Payne / USA Today.

Teen activist emerges as an atheist hero at Skepticon

By Kellie Moore — November 13, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (RNS) In her hometown of Cranston, R.I., Jessica Ahlquist earned quite a reputation: Witch. Nazi. Satanist. But in the atheist community, the 17-year-old is a celebrity. A hero. By Kellie Kotraba.

Texas cheerleaders clamor for G-O-D at football games

By Kimberly Winston — September 20, 2012

(RNS) Cheerleaders at an East Texas high school are fighting their school district's orders to stop using Bible quotes on their signs at football games. By Kimberly Winston.

Not just chess: Atheists are organizing high school clubs, too

By Kimberly Winston — June 28, 2012

(RNS) High school kids can join the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Jewish Student Union, the Muslim Students Association and, in some schools, a Hindu or a Buddhist club. Now they can join the young atheists club, too. By Kimberly Winston.

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