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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?

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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.

Sunday come. Some churches gone. Bloomberg’s edict against worship in public schools takes its toll.

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Sunday was a day of invocation, offering, prayer, singing, preaching and even lament, but no building consecrations. Unless the city government changes its policy, it was the last day for religious groups to worship in New York City schools.

OpEd: Tim Keller on “NYC School’s Decision to Ban Churches”

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I am grieved that New York City is planning to take the unwise step of removing 68 churches from the spaces that they rent in public schools. It is my conviction that those churches housed in schools are invaluable assets to the neighborhoods that they serve. Churches have long been seen as positive additions to [...]

Hunger strike ends, fasting begins. Worship in public school controversy enters new stage on Sunday.

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On Sunday protestors from many denominations, races and ethnicities as well as local elected officials will gather at 3:30 pm in Cadman Plaza and march across the Brooklyn Bridge (organizers suggest participants travel on the A train to the High Street stop in Brooklyn).

Protest movement grows, Bronx Pastor willing to die to oppose city policy against churches meeting in public schools

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  Pastor Dimas Salaberrios is on his 19th day of a hunger strike against a city policy that will kick out over 60 churches and other religious groups from worshipping in public schools during the off-hours. His effort is one of many protests, prayer gatherings, and pastoral sit-ins organized during the last three weeks by [...]

Waves of pastors, professors, politicians, lay people arrested at Bloomberg’s annual State of City gathering

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Wave after wave they cross the street. The people kneel, start to pray. And then handcuffs are thrown on. It is orderly, almost breathtaking in its poignancy. It is a plan of desperation. A sad tribute to misguided city government policies to eliminate religious groups from housing projects and public schools where working and poor [...]

Seen today: homeless church goers camping out on City Hall’s steps

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Religious groups gathered at City Hall today to support City Councilman Fernando Cabrera’s bill that he introduced to the City Council today supporting a NY State bill which would reverse the NYC policy banning the renting of public schools for religious worship services.A few days earlier senior city lawyer for NYC released a statement declaring “Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, is the last day that churches and other groups can use the schools for worship.”

NYC government considers ban of religious congregations meeting in public school buildings

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NYC government  is reviewing the possibility of almost immediate expulsion of over 60 churches that have been meeting in the public schools. Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish and Muslim groups who meet in the schools also may be affected. The Law Department of the city said that the Education Department was reviewing the possibility of expelling religious groups [...]

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