Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Churches in North Jersey who regularly feed the hungry say they didn’t get enough food donations this year to offer a Thanksgiving meal.
Monday, June 25, 2012
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
The most conservative Presbyterian Church on Manhattan’s West Side is preparing to host their first gay wedding.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
City lawyers have been arguing for years that letting religious groups rent space in public schools for Sunday worship violates the separation of church and state and could confuse students about the schools’ secular identity. At the same time, the city has increasingly been turning to the religious establishments to rent classroom space – to relieve school overcrowding – a policy that WNYC reports is troubling people on both sides of the church-state divide.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by New York City to keep churches out of its public schools while a judge decides whether a city law banning them from its school buildings can be enforced.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
A U.S. District Court ruled Thursday that churches can temporarily continue to meet for worship in the city's public schools.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sunday was the last day that several dozen churches were allowed to hold worship services there, after federal courts allowed the city to eject them. At a press conference on Monday, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg defended the ban.
Friday, February 03, 2012
Church groups and some lawmakers are putting pressure on Albany to pass legislation that would allow them to continue to worship in public schools, an end run around a court-upheld Department of Education policy barring the groups. And in other news, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's preliminary budget did not threaten teachers with layoffs, a notable fact only because for the last two years, he has proposed to cut thousands of teaching jobs.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
By Udi Ofer
After a long legal fight, some 160 religious congregations in New York City have until Feb. 12 to stop using schools as houses of worship, even though some religious leaders are still trying to win over local legislators to change the rules. The writer, a civil liberties lawyer, says the Department of Education is right to erect a wall between religious worship and schools.
Monday, December 05, 2011
The city has set a February deadline for about 60 churches that had been holding services in city schools pending the appeal. The announcement followed a decision by the United States Supreme Court not to hear a Bronx church’s appeal of a city ban on holding worship services in public schools.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Thursday, November 03, 2005