When I was a kid growing up in western Pennsylvania we used to say the Lord’s Prayer every morning in school followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. About a decade later a family living in eastern Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit to stop the schools from saying the Lord’s Prayer. Eventually the east won.
While reading the paper recently, I noticed that the east has won again. This time it is the victory of eastern world religion. Here is the story as covered in the Los Angeles Times.
Mindful meditation at school gives kids tools for emotional expression
Hundreds of schools in California alone have mindful meditation programs, and educators see benefits. Mindfulness is said to help with focus, attention, calming the emotions and school performance. February 28, 2014|By Mary MacVean
It seems mindful meditation is not considered a religion. Fine, then let’s not call prayer a religion…
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