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Posted on July 8, 2019 6:32 am
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SyWaLu
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Prayer in School
Is it okay for teachers to pray with their students at school?
One of the teachers I work with stops the students everyday at 9:11AM to pray for those who passed during the 9/11 terrorist attack. So it is a mixed bag, but I want to know what is morally correct.
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 14, 2019 1:30 am

Samantha Rey
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This is a touchy subject, and I would be careful about praying at schools. There is a separation of church and state, and that includes prayer, so I do not think it is appropriate. It would only be appropriate at private religious schools, where parents have specifically placed their children to be taught religion. I think a moment of silence would be better.
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Posted October 7, 2019 9:13 pm

ePuzej
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I would say probably not. religion is touchy and we dont want to upset anyone
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Posted October 9, 2019 11:58 am

ePyguj
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As touching as that is, I would avoid at all costs praying with my students. We are not sure of everyone's religious beliefs and you do not want to offend anyone, especially the child's parents. It has more risks than it is worth.
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Posted October 13, 2019 4:52 pm

aBytyZ
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There should be no "praying" in the classroom, but there can be a moment of silence. There are normally religious clubs at the schools that students and teachers can join if they want to.
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Solution 5
Posted October 13, 2019 7:52 pm

ugyqyd
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If it is a religious school yes, if not, then I would say no. PArents probably would not like that.
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Solution 6
Posted October 14, 2019 1:47 am

guXyLy
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Prayer is a very wide topic. There are many different religions meaning no one way to pray will be inclusive for all students. A way to take that moment in the future would be a moment of silence and then the students can pray, or mourn which ever way they would find fit.
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