Sunday, March 4, 2012

Religious Freedom - #3702 - Appeals Court: New York Churches Can Meet in Schools (for now) - Baptist Press

New York churches gained a victory in the courts yesterday (Feb. 29) as the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district judge's injunction against the city's enforcement of a ban to keep churches from meeting for worship in public schools. The Second Circuit, though, instructed U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska to act quickly on the case, encouraging her to issue a final decision by mid-June so the matter can be resolved before the next school year. While churches can continue to meet in New York City schools at least through the end of this school year, some already have moved on to more reliable space. One Southern Baptist congregation in the city moved all three of its campuses out of public schools, and another congregation is sharing its rented meeting space with other churches in an effort to support the body of Christ in New York. Read more..........

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