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Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State
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[German Version]

Formed in 1947 and now known as Americans United, this is the foremost advocacy group in the United States for freedom of religion and the constitutional separation of church and state (I, 5). It is a nonsectarian organization that draws support from mainline and Evangelical denominations, Baptists, Seventh-Day Adventists, Unitarians, and Jews. Its original objective was that of combating Roman Catholic efforts to secure public funding for their parochial schools, but its focus quickly widened to encompass a wide variety of thre…

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Pierard, Richard V, “Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024716>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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