American Civil Liberties Union of Florida http://wlrn.org en Prayer Is Back At Miami-Dade Commission Meetings http://wlrn.org/post/prayer-back-miami-dade-commission-meetings <p></p><p>Prayer is coming back to Miami-Dade County Commission meetings starting Dec. 18.</p><p>In a 8-3 vote on Tuesday, commissioners signed off on a change to a current rule that only allowed for a moment of silence before meetings.</p><p>Now, commissioners will be able to invite a religious leader of their choosing or a fellow commissioner &nbsp;to lead everyone in a prayer before each meeting.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5744 at http://wlrn.org Prayer Is Back At Miami-Dade Commission Meetings ACLU Warns Miami-Dade Commissioners Not To Approve Prayer Before Meetings http://wlrn.org/post/aclu-warns-miami-dade-commissioners-not-approve-prayer-meetings <p>The Miami Dade County Commission will consider a policy next month that would allow prayer before every commission meeting.</p><p>For years, the commissioners have simply observed a moment of silence before meetings, which allowed people to pray or not pray.</p><p>However, at the <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/21/3108401/conservative-christian-group-pushed.html#storylink=misearch" target="_blank">urging of a conservative Christian group</a>, the commissioners are moving to change that policy back to a few years ago when praying was allowed before meetings.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:01:51 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5499 at http://wlrn.org ACLU Warns Miami-Dade Commissioners Not To Approve Prayer Before Meetings