Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Americans United for Separation of Church and State est une association américaine vouée à la défense de la laïcité.

Elle s'oppose à toutes les campagnes publiques promues par la droite religieuse, en particulier la Moral Majority de Jerry Falwell et la Christian Coalition of America de Pat Robertson. Elle critique les subventions accordées aux écoles privées confessionnelles et l'enseignement du dessein intelligent dans le système public.

Elle interprète le premier amendement de la Constitution américaine comme allant dans le sens de la stricte laïcité, ce qui dépasse l'interprétation alternative de la simple liberté religieuse ou liberté des cultes.

Le groupe avait été fondé en 1947 à titre d'association protestante opposée à l'influence publique de l'Église catholique romaine. Puisque le groupe était à l'origine soupçonné d'anticléricalisme, son mandat fut élargi pour inclure l'opposition à l'influence publique de toutes les religions et tous les dogmes enseignés publiquement.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Contenu soumis à la licence CC-BY-SA. Source : Article Americans United for Separation of Church and State de Wikipédia en français (auteurs)

Regardez d'autres dictionnaires:

  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State — (Americans United or AU for short) is an advocacy group for religious freedom in the United States. It promotes the separation of church and state, a legal doctrine interpreted by AU as being enshrined in the Establishment Clause of the First… …   Wikipedia

  • Separation of church and state in the United States — The phrase separation of church and state (sometimes wall of separation between church and state ), attributed to Thomas Jefferson and others, and since quoted by the Supreme Court of the United States, expresses an understanding of the intent… …   Wikipedia

  • Church and State — may refer to: Separation of church and state, political and legal doctrine that government and religious institutions are to be kept separate Americans United for Separation of Church and State or their monthly newsletter, Church State Religion… …   Wikipedia

  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs emblems for headstones and markers — U.S. Veterans Affairs The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) maintains many cemeteries specifically devoted to veterans. Most have various rules regarding what must take place in order to be interred there. The VA only permits… …   Wikipedia

  • United States Department of Defense — Department of Defense Department overview Formed August 10, 1949 (1949 08 10) …   Wikipedia

  • The Catholic Church and the Nicaraguan Revolution — Pre Revolutionary Church State RelationsThe Catholic Church has a long history of close relations with the state and government in power. In the Colonial period, the Church acted as a check up on conquistadors who pursued their own feudal… …   Wikipedia

  • Comparison of Canadian and United States governments — Though there are many similarities between the politics of Canada and the politics of the United States, there are also important differences. Many of the differences and similarities have formed the foundation for debates in the nineteenth,… …   Wikipedia

  • United Church of Christ — This article is about the United States denomination known as United Church of Christ. For other merged denominations see United and uniting churches. For other churches that have the words Church and Christ in their name, see Church of Christ… …   Wikipedia

  • United States — This article is about the United States of America. For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation). United States of America …   Wikipedia

  • United States Constitution — P …   Wikipedia

  • United States presidential election, 1960 — Infobox Election election name = United States presidential election, 1960 country = United States type = presidential ongoing = no previous election = United States presidential election, 1956 previous year = 1956 next election = United States… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”