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Students Rights

Questions Regarding Students’ Religious Rights

Partnering with Alliance Defending Freedom, ADF has developed a support network for those students, parents and teachers facing legal challenges on their campuses. FCA has the legal right to meet on high school and college campuses across the country where other student-led groups meet as well. Students have religious rights to FCA meetings on many campuses around the country.

Please review the free handbook below and contact the ADF if needed.

Browse the FCA Public School Handbook.

If you have any questions or need legal assistance, please contact:

Legal Intake Division
Alliance Defending Freedom
15100 N. 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


Disclaimer: The information contained in this document is general in nature and is not intended to provide, or be a substitute for, legal analysis, legal advice, or consultation with appropriate legal counsel. You should not act or rely on information contained in this document without seeking appropriate professional advice. By printing and distributing this guide, the Alliance Defense Fund, Inc. (ADF) is not providing legal advice, and the use of this document is not intended to constitute advertising or solicitation and does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and ADF or between you and any ADF employee.

What Are Your Rights?

Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFFR) demands schools to eliminate chaplains and coaches stop talking to the players about faith.  What are today’s coaches of faith to do?

FCA’s legal department has put together a Students Rights Q&A Handbook that is clear and very helpful for coaches and students.

The key words are: voluntary, student initiated, and lead/supervised by a coach or teacher, but non-participatory.

Peter and John were commanded to stop talking about Jesus almost 2000 years ago. Thus, they called the apostles back in and commanded them never again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus.

But Peter and John replied, “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him? We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard.” -- Acts 4:18-20