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Faith leaders keep up pressure for decision from De Blasio on school space for religious groups

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Department of Education says its up to the city’s lawyers. Video of Mayor De Blasio’s support for faith groups.

Updated: Federal Court of Appeals says, let NYC public schools decide on whether religious groups can meet in public schools in off-hours

Thumbnail : Updated: Federal Court of Appeals says, let NYC public schools decide on whether religious groups can meet in public schools in off-hours

Ball is in Mayor de Blasio’s court. Update: the Mayor responds.

A Lion in The Bronx Rises

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Fernando Cabrera on the path from pastor to city leader

Video report on NYC Council debate on “Right to Worship” resolution

Thumbnail : Video report on NYC Council debate on “Right to Worship” resolution

On May 22 NYC Council members set forth the arguments for and against Resolution 1155a. The “Right to Worship” Resolution passed by a vote of 38 to 11.

Right to Worship Resolution passes NY City Council by 38-11

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Council steamrolls over Speaker Christine Quinn’s opposition to resolution.

City Council expected to vote today on allowing houses of worship to meet in public schools

Thumbnail : City Council expected to vote today on allowing houses of worship to meet in public schools

Speaker Christine Quinn says that she will allow vote.

Journey Poll: Who is the greatest threat to our constitutional freedoms? The city government or the churches who worship in public schools?

Thumbnail : Journey Poll: Who is the greatest threat to our constitutional freedoms? The city government or the churches who worship in public schools?

69% of the people surveyed near the public schools that host worship services approve of schools renting the space.

City tried to throw out churches before schools open tomorrow

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A three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals turned down the Ed Board’s maneuvering.

OpEd: Is the public school a religion-free zone?

Thumbnail : OpEd: Is the public school a religion-free zone?

There is a mythology that in the public schools religion cannot be mentioned, the Bible can’t be taught, and religious expression is prohibited. As we gear up for a new school year, we thought that it would be helpful to publish the commonly accepted guidelines for teaching the Bible (and religion) in the public school.

Federal judge gives NYC Board of Education lawyers a history lesson. Churches win right to worship in public schools.

Thumbnail : Federal judge gives NYC Board of Education lawyers a history lesson. Churches win right to worship in public schools.

The long legal remedial education of the school board probably isn’t over. The city lawyers will likely try to find new ways to continue this legal fight.

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