Separation of Church and State and the Engel v. Vitale Case

When:
2020-10-25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2020-10-25T13:30:00-04:00
2020-10-25T15:30:00-04:00
Separation of Church and State and the Engel v. Vitale Case

In the landmark United States Supreme Court case Engel v. Vitale (1962) the Court held for the first time that organized prayers in public schools constituted an improper establishment of religion and were therefore an unconstitutional violation of the 1st Amendment.

Jonathan Engel is the son of the late Steven Engel, one of the plaintiffs in this case, and currently the president of the Secular Humanist Society of New York (SHSNY). Mr. Engel will focus on three aspects of the separation of church and state in general, and school prayer and the Engel case in particular: the historical background concerning governmental establishment of religious practices in this country; the history of public school prayer from colonial times through the 19th and 20th centuries; and the particulars of the Engel case, including the legal, cultural, and political dynamics that led to this landmark decision.

 

 

Mr. Engel also writes frequently on church/state matters for his blog, The Reasonable Grouch and has contributed essays to Church & State, the newsmagazine of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, and to Pique, the newsmagazine of SHSNY.

 

This is a online event which you can attend by clicking this Zoom link.

Or log in to your Zoom app:
Meeting ID: 896 7563 4203
Passcode: 807242

Mobile and Dial-in options:

One tap mobile
+16465189805,,89675634203#,,,,,,0#,,807242# US (New York)
+19294362866,,89675634203#,,,,,,0#,,807242# US (New York)

Dial by your location
+1 646 518 9805 US (New York)
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
+1 267 831 0333 US (Philadelphia)
International:
Find your local number

Join or Renew Your Membership

This is the time of year when we ask you to renew your annual NJHN membership dues or become a new dues-paying member. All of our programs and other activities are made possible by your financial support. Please visit our Membership page to renew or join using PayPal or a credit card, or print out the form and mail it to us along with a check. Thank you!

Individual Membership = $30
Family Membership = $45
College Student/Limited Income = $20

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *