A U.S. Jewish group spoke out against a proposed constitutional amendment allowing school prayer. “As a religious community, we know that prayer has deep value and power,” Mark Pelavin, associate director of the Religious Action Center, said at an event Thursday in Washington marking National Religious Freedom Day. “As members of a religious minority, however, we are all too aware of the danger of amending the Constitution to sanction government-sponsored prayer.”
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