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- Supreme Court Decissiins - Prayer in Schools - Wren
Illinois vs. McCollum (1948).--The court ruled that allowing religious teachers to come into public schools to give religious instruction violated the First Amendment's Establishment Clause, which prohibits government establishmen ... Posted: December 3rd. 1997 Views: 70,293 - [ Full Article ]
- You Call It Hallowe'en... We Call It Samhain (print version) - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]
October 31st, commonly called Hallowe'en, is associated with many customs, some of them mysterious, some light-hearted, some of them downright odd. Why do we bob for apples, carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, and tell ghost stor ... Posted: October 3rd. 1997 Views: 54,574 - [ Full Article ]
- FAQ's of Witchcraft (Print Version) - Wren
Substantially UpdatedMonday, March 1st, 1999What is Witchcraft? Who are these Witches anyway?A practitioner of a nature-based belie ... Posted: February 2nd. 1997 Views: 50,972 - [ Full Article ]
- Wearing a Pentacle in School - Wren
Dear School Administrator,We have received a copy of an excerpt from your school district's "(Name of District) Student Conduct Code" which we find very disturbing. The excerpt is quoted:"The following specific typ ... Posted: October 15th. 1997 Views: 34,781 - [ Full Article ]
- Samhain and The Dress Code - Wren
Dear School Administrator,This letter is in response to a request (optional: insert name here). We have been asked to comment on a request that a student enrolled in your school be permitted to wear black clothing for the ... Posted: October 15th. 1997 Views: 32,707 - [ Full Article ]
- You Call it Christmas, We Call it Yule (print version) - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]
Try though we might, it is not easy to escape the influence of Christmas in this country. It is easy to become jaded and cynical about it, wondering why it is not the magical time we all experienced as children, wondering how it e ... Posted: December 12th. 1997 Views: 31,977 - [ Full Article ]
- The Equal Access Act: YOUR rights as a student - Wren
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONTHE SECRETARY-August 10, 1995PREFACE FROM PRESIDENT CLINTON: Nothing in the First Amendment converts our public schools into religion-free zones, or requires all relig ... Posted: October 8th. 1997 Views: 29,349 - [ Full Article ]
- Sample: Parental Permission Slip - Wren
Teachers can use this form as a guideline for use when accepting minor students into a class or other teaching event. The teacher may also want to include copies of class materials when sending this form to the parents or g ... Posted: November 29th. 1997 Views: 28,403 - [ Full Article ]
- Know Your Legal Rights - Wren
Pagan anti-defamation organizations are springing up everywhere. But each individual Witch, Wiccan or Pagan should have a working knowledge of their fundamental rights and avenue to legal recourse. Here are some of the basics: ... Posted: March 16th. 1997 Views: 27,853 - [ Full Article ]
- A letter to your local Elementary Schools - Wren
Dear School Administrator,Every year the Witches' Voice sends out information packages to the school districts to educate them on the basic belief systems of Witches and Wiccans. There are probably children in your school ... Posted: February 2nd. 1997 Views: 26,432 - [ Full Article ]
- Samhain Press Kit - Wren
Introduction: Many of you are "pros" at talking to the media. Many others have never had the experience. If you or your group is planning to either attend a public event or simply celebrate in your own neighborhood, you may ... Posted: September 1st. 1997 Views: 25,979 - [ Full Article ]
- Canada - Charter of Rights & Freedoms - Wren
NOTE: Below are the portions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which directly pertain to religious issues in Canada:Being Part I of the Constitution Act, 1982 [Enacted by the Canada Act 1982 [U.K.] c.11; procl ... Posted: October 3rd. 1997 Views: 22,199 - [ Full Article ]
- Canada - Freedom of Religion - Wren
Some Canadian case precedents and legal arguments on freedom of religion in schools and in child custody cases.General Law Decisions: SCHOOLS1996]-3 S.C.R.-Adler v. Ontario-609: ... Posted: October 3rd. 1997 Views: 21,080 - [ Full Article ]
- School Official Reactions Due To An "Occult" Scare. - Wren
Dear School Administrator,Every year The Witches' Voice sends out information packages to the school districts to educate them on the basic belief systems of Witches and Wiccans. There are probably children in your school ... Posted: October 15th. 1997 Views: 20,785 - [ Full Article ]
- How to talk about the Radical Right - Wren
Introduction: You will notice that this document is titled talking "ABOUT" the Religious Right. You can not talk "TO" those who do not want to listen. Their bible says it, they believe it and that is all you will get in res ... Posted: October 3rd. 1997 Views: 20,467 - [ Full Article ]
- How to talk to the Media or, How to Get Your Local Rag to Take Your Religion Seriously - Jane Raeburn [Witchvox Sponsor]
There you are, nose buried in your local newspaper. Suddenly, something strikes you the wrong way. Maybe it's something small, like a quote referring to an unpleasant female as a "witch." Maybe it's something big, like a columnist ... Posted: October 3rd. 1997 Views: 19,314 - [ Full Article ]
- A letter to your local Police - Wren
Dear Chief of Police/Training Officer,Every year the Witches' Voice sends out informational packages to area law enforcement agencies in order to provide basic education concerning the religion of Witchcraft/Wicca. Please ... Posted: February 2nd. 1997 Views: 18,669 - [ Full Article ]
- The Ballard Case (1944) - Wren
The "Ballard" case of 1944 is still one of the most powerful resources that we have when it comes to relevent 'quotes" about "what constitutes religious belief" and how the courts should view such beliefs. Below is the text of the ... Posted: December 11th. 1997 Views: 14,359 - [ Full Article ]
- Merchants Letter - Wren
Dear Local Merchant,The First of October marks the beginning of the Halloween season. At this time, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you in advance for your cooperation in remembering that Witches are real pe ... Posted: February 2nd. 1997 Views: 12,555 - [ Full Article ]
- Media Petition - Wren
To: ____________________________________________________________________________________Article Title:______________________Dated:________________________Reporter:________________________ Preface ... Posted: February 2nd. 1997 Views: 12,207 - [ Full Article ]
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