Sunday, February 19, 2012

Church in public schools

  • NEW YORK -- An appeals court added another twist Friday to the battle over worship services in New York City schools when it sharply narrowed the scope of a restraining order issued the previous day. The 2nd U.S.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • In her ruling, Judge Preska said only that the Bronx church group that had been fighting to be allowed to conduct services in public schools for years, had a "likelihood of success" in claiming that it had that right under the Constitution.
  • (Staten Island Advance)
  • In New York City, a lengthy battle over church usage of public property has raised another use space in the New York public schools for their Sunday worship services.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • The Rev. John Eckert, the church's pastor, received the news about also feels confident the school will be remain open. While the other schools wait to tell the public, McDowell and the Morrisville school are celebrating.
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  • The church has run out of room for its growing congregation In her letter, Brown listed the fire department's plans, including keeping the school library open for public use by trying to establish an agreement with the Jerseyville Public Library.
  • (Jacksonville Journal Courier)
  • just in terms of church membership," said Carl Zylstra, a former pastor in Orange City and president of Dordt College for the past 16 years.
  • (Des Moines Register)
  • As if we don't need another church and state battle in the news, New York City churches were granted a 10 day reprieve to continue to meet in public school buildings. An ongoing legal battle for 17 years has some New York City churches at odds with the city government.
  • (Albany Times Union (blog))

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