Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue April 15, 2014

The Role Of Religion In The Public Square

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Tom Hall talks with Heather Miller Rubens, Catholic Scholar at the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies, and Mark Graber, a professor of law and government at the University of Maryland law school.
Tonight is the second night of Passover for Jews, and this is Holy Week for Christians.  This morning, a conversation about religion in the public square.  The founding fathers spent lots of time discussing the separation of church and state, and the argument about religion in general and prayer in particular in public settings continues to this day.  Here in Maryland, late last month, a federal court judge issued an injunction against the Carroll County Commission which prohibits “invoking the name of a specific deity associated with any one specific faith in prayers given at Board meetings.” 
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