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Amicus Brief Opposing Forcing States to Fund Religious Education

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Reconstructing Judaism joined an amicus curiae brief to the Montana Supreme Court in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. The brief argues against forcing states to fund religious education in violation of state constitutional provisions that are designed to protect the independence of religious groups. The brief was filed by the ACLU and American United for the Separation of Church and State, and was joined by the following signatories:

  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Montana
  • ADL (Anti-Defamation League)
  • Central Conference of American Rabbis
  • Hindu American Foundation
  • Interfaith Alliance Foundation
  • Men of Reform Judaism
  • Muslim Advocates
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • People For the American Way Foundation
  • Reconstructing Judaism
  • Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, as Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (PCUSA).
  • Texas Impact
  • Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy
  • Union for Reform Judaism
  • Unitarian Universalist Association

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