Archive for the ‘Churches in Schools controversy’ Category
Fernando Cabrera on the path from pastor to city leader
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.
Council steamrolls over Speaker Christine Quinn’s opposition to resolution.
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?
69% of the people surveyed near the public schools that host worship services approve of schools renting the space.
A three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals turned down the Ed Board’s maneuvering.
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.
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.
Dear Speaker Sheldon Silver, You are my assemblyman. We live blocks apart and frequent the same stores. I write on behalf of the protestors who are gathering outside your home. We are mostly poor minorities plus other kind people who stand in solidarity with us. All we want is a place to worship — a [...]
Some people have asked us, “Why do we need another march across the Brooklyn Bridge to win the right for religious groups to rent space from public schools on the off-hours?” A Journey through NYC religions asked for some answers from Pastor Bill Devlin, a leader of the Right to Worship group.