Publishing Organization

First Amendment Center (Religious Freedom Center in the Newseum)


This pamphlet offers a guide to public schools in their interactions and collaboration with religious institutions and community organizations. These guidelines focus on arrangements between public schools and religious institutions because of the special constitutional implications of those relationships. This focus is not meant to suggest that schools should only seek out religious institutions or that such institutions are preferred providers of assistance to public-school children. We urge schools to seek out a wide range of community organizations, religious and non-religious, without regard to their views on religious issues.

Type of Resource

Article, Teachers guide

Topic Category
  • Teaching about Religions
  • World religions
  • Teachers guide
Grade Level
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School