We are putting together our school directory and ask our school community for advertisements to include in it. A local church would like to place an advertisement in this directory. Is there a rule with regards to advertising religious affiliations?
PTA is nonsectarian. If you allow one religious group to advertise then you are obligated to allow all religions to advertise. To avoid any confusion about PTA’s nonsectarian policy, you may choose to include the following statement if you allow religious advertisements:
“PTA welcomes into membership people representing a diversity of cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and political and religious beliefs. The purposes of the PTA acknowledge the importance of a spiritual life in the development of children and youth. We recognize that in this pluralistic nation not all members share the same beliefs and we welcome advertisements from all religious groups in our community.”