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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.

A Lion in The Bronx Rises

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Fernando Cabrera on the path from pastor to city leader

Running for City Council as a Pastor’s Kid

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Joel R. Rivera’s race for the city council seat in Fifteenth District of the Bronx is one of the hottest and most watched contests in the borough.

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

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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.

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

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Speaker Christine Quinn says that she will allow vote.

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).

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 [...]

Temperature check: how the crowd outside see the Bloomberg administration

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Opponents of the Mayor’s determination to terminate worship services in public school space provided their arguments at a prayer rally outside.

NYC public housing authority pulls Christmas Pearl Harbor on religious groups

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Over the Christmas holidays, several local directors of facilities of the New York City Housing Authority notified religious groups, mostly Christian churches, that they could no longer rent community rooms and other facilities. NYCHA officials gave little or no warning of the change of policy and did most of their communicating with the religious groups [...]

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.”

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