Letters: Jul. 6, 1962

Prayer & the Court


The Supreme Court decision barring prayers in public schools must be accepted as final, short of a constitutional amendment.

Why not have in the public schools a daily period of silence, one or two minutes in length, during which time the children would be previously instructed to think over their actions and accomplishments of the previous day, and, if they so wished, to silently say a prayer that they will act right and try to improve during the coming day.

Such self-examination is to be cultivated in children. No one can...

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