This is a letter from Dr. Steve and Kellie Swisher:
Hello Partners and Friends,
We have had such a great response to our recent ‘Religious Freedom in America’s Schools’ article as featured in the July Believer’s Voice of Victory magazine. Our team is so happy that this article has been encouraging, informative and helpful in both motivating and mobilizing individuals and churches to get involved in protecting religious freedom in their communities.
So many requests have come in asking to reprint the article and the seven guidelines from the U.S. Department of Education that we’ve decided to make them available to you online so you can easily print and distribute the information.
If we may be of help don’t hesitate to contact us via this website, and be watching for our upcoming Web event with Secretary Arne Duncan and Director Brenda Girton-Mitchell from the Department of Education in Washington, D.C.
Seven Guidelines for Religious Freedom
1) Students may pray, talk about their faith and read their Bibles in school.
2) Students can organize prayer or Bible groups with fellow students and announce their meetings.
3) Students can express their faith in their class work and homework.
4) Teachers and school administrative personnel can organize prayer groups with their colleagues.
5) Students may go off campus for Bible studies during school hours, if approved in advance.
6) Students can express their faith at school events.
7) Students can express their faith at graduation ceremonies.
We encourage you to print these guidelines and share them with as many people as possible.
Here are three great places to start:
1) Contact your local school board to make sure they are aware of these guidelines.
2) Contact the parent/teacher organization at your child’s school and share this information with them.
3) Make sure your pastor is aware of these guidelines, too.
We send our prayers and blessings to you and those you love,
Steve and Kellie