Archive for the ‘Churches in Schools controversy’ Category
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, here are the commonly accepted guidelines for teaching the Bible (and religion) in the public school.
Passover, Good Friday and Easter services can be held. New rules being written.
Lawyers for Bronx Household of Faith say city’s Supreme Court filing against worship services in public schools during the off hours doesn’t address constitutional issues.
De Blasio asks U.S. Supreme Court to slam the door on troublesome worship services in public schools
Also opposes Muslim lawsuit against NYPD spying. Announces $8 million grants to faith-based and other community groups for Middle School afterschool programs.
Yesterday morning, the lawyers for the Bronx Household of Faith petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a federal appeals court decision.
Lawyer for Bronx Household of Faith says the time is right for a hearing before entire U.S. Court of Appeals.
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
Ball is in Mayor de Blasio’s court. Update: the Mayor responds.
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.