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Dalai Lama leads prayer in Senate – What about Town of Greece?

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By Becket Staff

In an historic first, the Dalai Lama gave the opening prayer in the U.S. Senate today. Prayers like these have been taking place in our nation’s legislatures for over 200 years. They showcase our nation’s religious diversity, highlight the fact that religion is a fundamental aspect of human culture, and reinforce the founding idea that our rights come from the Creator—not the legislature.

But prayers like these are currently the subject of a constitutional challenge in Town of Greece v. Galloway, a key U.S. Supreme Court case that will be decided any day. If the Supreme Court rules the wrong way in Town of Greece, legislative prayer could be a thing of the past. Check out the Becket Fund’s amicus brief in the case here.