Saturday, May 3, 2014


Religion and the Politics of Education
Eagle River Inn – Eagle River, WI
May 13, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited to a Townhall hosted by the Northwoods Patriots on Religion and the Politics of Education on May 13, 2014, at Eagle River Inn at 6:30 p.m.  According to Karen Schroeder, President of Advocates for Academic Freedom, “government has no more right to inhibit the study of religion than to promote it.”

Ms. Schroeder's presentation will address the impact that religion and education have had on American educational, social, political, and economic policies.

Is a political system or an educational system that embraces secularism complying with the Supreme Court requirement that public institutions remain neutral in matters of religion? If schools replace the study of religion with secularism, are the schools being fair?

Drawing upon her thirty-six years of experience teaching in public schools, Ms. Schroeder identifies the integral role of religion in the classroom. She testifies before legislative bodies about educational issues and is a member of Wisconsin's Educational Communications Board.  Thirty-eight publications carry her writings about educational issues.

The culture battles affecting classrooms tear apart the fabric of society and threaten efforts to reform education. Several suggested solutions will be offered including the belief that citizens must address the conflict between educational policies and the role of religion in our society. Political and religious factions must collaborate on a renewed vision of religious liberty in all educational settings.

The educational system upholds the First Amendment when religious liberty and rights of students of all faiths are protected. Ms. Schroeder will discuss Supreme Court cases and documents created by Human Secularists declaring that secularism is a religion just as is Hinduism, Buddhism, and other "isms". These court cases, according to Ms. Schroeder, answer the question: Are all students required to leave their religion at the school house door? 

Ms. Schroeder introduces her presentation with Mahatma Gandhi's words: "Those who say that religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is."

To become involved in this discussion, all are invited to attend Religion and the Politics of Education.  Ms. Schroeder will stay until all questions have been addressed.

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