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New York City Churches Allowed to Remain in Public School Buildings

  • Religion Today
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2012 Jul 02
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Christianity Today reports that the 60 or more New York City churches facing possible eviction from their public school locations will now be allowed to stay, thanks to a permanent injunction issued Friday, June 29, from a district court judge. "An ongoing conflict between religious organizations and the Department of Education has kept churches in limbo over the right to rent public school buildings for Sunday worship service," says Christianity Today. "Churches faced a July 1 deadline on their access to public schools unless the preliminary injunction was extended. Friday's permanent injunction essentially means that those on the side of churches win the case at the district court level, prevailing on the free exercise clause and establishment claims." Read more on ChristianityToday.com.