National Press Club

Ten Commandments Display on Public Property

February 24, 2005

About This Video

Run time: 75 minutes

The Pew Center held a forum on public displays of the Ten Commandments, and efforts to erect monuments representing the documents in around local courthouses. Among the issues they addressed were the place of the Commandments in Western history and Judeo-Christian religious practices, the separation of church and state, and the free expression of speech and religion. On March 2nd, the Supreme Court had scheduled oral arguments in two cases that concerned the placement of Ten Commandment displays on public property. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.