ARL’s latest book is The Lord Was Not on Trial: The Inside Story of the
Supreme Court’s Precedent-Setting McCollum Ruling, by Dannel McCollum.
245 pages / paperback / $18.00 / September 2008
"One of the striking differences between public schools in the United
States and most European countries is that here children’s religious
education is left in the hands of parents and religious communities--not
the public schools. The 1948 McCollum decision was a major step towards
helping to ensure that public schools are not in the business of deciding
which religious beliefs should be favored in public schools."
—T. Jeremy Gunn
Director, ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief
"Separation of church and state, one of the most important contributions
of the United States to political theory and practice, has proven its
value as the indispensable guarantor of freedom of religion, conscience,
and thought. Dan McCollum’s book tells the inside story of the Supreme
Court’s first ruling to find unconstitutional a practice involving
religion and public education."
— Edd Doerr
President, Americans for Religious Liberty
Dannel McCollum is the former three-term mayor of Champaign, Illinois and a
former U.S. Army reserve officer. His books include Your Life and Mine;
Problems and Projects in Conservation; A Guide to the Big Vermilion River
System; and Essays on the Historical Geography of Champaign County, Illinois.
The author is available for interviews. Please call Edd Doerr at 301-260-2988
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Order from Americans for Religious Liberty, PO Box 6656, Silver Spring, MD 20916.
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