The Aurora Public Library has removed a poem entitled “Hijab mean Jihad” from a display after community members complained.
The cancellation of a scheduled appearance by a Muslim guest speaker at a Connecticut public school is the latest disturbing example of suppressions of free speech in museums, on college campuses and now at middle schools in response to threats of violence.
The parents claim that the school taught solely Islamic religious practices in a World Culture and Geography curriculum, ignoring education in other world religions.
NCAC’s letter underlines the mistake of conflating religious education with religious indoctrination.
Club activities will “include a healthy snack, literature lesson, creative learning activities, science lesson, puzzle solving, and art projects.” Students of all religious faiths are welcome to attend.
In a replay of former New York Mayor Guiliani's attempt to grab attention by attacking "blasphemous" art, Ben Loyola, a member of the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, is directing his ire against the work of LA-based painter Mark Ryden, featured in Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, an exhibition that opens this Saturday at The […]
Complaints about a lesson that included Arabic calligraphy caused an entire school district in Virginia to close down.
A conservative legal group’s threat to sue a school over the planned reading of a book about a transgender child is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of how the First Amendment applies to public schools.
Parents in Georgia are outraged over lessons that teach the history of Islam. And the state is taking the complaints seriously, removing a program guide called “Respecting Beliefs.”
An artwork draws protest from local clergy in Georgia. But the museum where it is displayed is standing firm.
Parents in Florida are upset that third graders will be reading books they say promote Islam.
A benefit event for the NCAC is abruptly called off after the theater hosting the show deemed some of the content offensive– especially Neil LaBute’s “Mohammed Gets A Boner.”
The right-wing provocateur has the right to say what she wants. Does she think Arabs and Muslims have the same rights?
Local Tea Party activists fail in their efforts to remove world history textbooks they see as ‘Islamic indoctrination.’
Who gets to decide how history is taught? ACT! for America, a grassroots political advocacy group fighting “Islamofascism,” is attempting to exert control over World History in Charlotte County, FL. NCAC has responded.
Last December, a guidance counselor in rural Pennsylvania read a children’s book about a dress-wearing boy to a kindergarten class without advance notice to the parents, upsetting some residents in the district.
The audience coming to see John Adams’ Death of Klinghoffer on Monday, October 20th, had to pass through a cordon of angry protesters crying “shame” and holding placards condemning the Metropolitan Opera of rather far fetched things like “taking terrorist $$$” or “glorifying terrorism.” They must not have succeeded in shaming anyone as the house was full. […]
The superintendent at Bordentown Regional School District [in New Jersey] made a public statement that “religious music should not be part of the elementary program[s]” and decided to ban religious Christmas music during winter concert performances at elementary schools within the district […]
How does the First Amendment protect the rights of students and teachers? This guide provides background on the legal and practical questions surrounding school censorship controversies.
Despite concerns the Smithsonian’s Flashpoints and Faultlines forum would be a bland showcase designed to obscure the institution’s commitments to First Amendment principles instead of examining them, last night’s opening panels included direct criticism from the dais of Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough’s decision to censor David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire In My Belly” from the Hide/Seek […]