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The Brian Lehrer Show

From Churches to Condos

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As congregations shrink or disappear, some churches are becoming condos. DNAinfo has mapped historic churches that have been converted into condos in brownstone Brooklyn, and Janet Upadhye talks about what the trend says about the future and past of the borough.

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New Jersey News

Soup Kitchens Didn't Get Enough Food Donations to Offer Thanksgiving Meals

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WNYC

Churches in North Jersey who regularly feed the hungry say they didn’t get enough food donations this year to offer a Thanksgiving meal.

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WNYC News

NY Appeals Court Hesitant to Let Church in School

Monday, November 19, 2012

A New York appeals panel has heard fresh arguments on an old subject - worship services in public schools - and seems hesitant to let them continue.

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WNYC News

Conservative West Side Presbyterian Church Preps for First Gay Wedding

Monday, June 25, 2012

The most conservative Presbyterian Church on Manhattan’s West Side is preparing to host their first gay wedding.

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Schoolbook

Religious Space for Crowded Schools: Godsend or Trouble?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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.

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WNYC News

Court Extends NYC Church Access to Public Schools

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.

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WNYC News

Churches Can Worship in City Schools for Now, Judge Rules

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A U.S. District Court ruled Thursday that churches can temporarily continue to meet for worship in the city's public schools.

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Schoolbook

Bloomberg Defends Schools' Ban on Church Services

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.

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Schoolbook

Church Groups Push Albany to Allow Them Back Into School Buildings

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.

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Schoolbook

On Keeping Church and Schools Separate

Thursday, February 02, 2012

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.

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Schoolbook

City Moves to Halt Church Meetings at 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.

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On Being

Eboo Patel — Religious Passion, Pluralism, and the Young [remix]

Thursday, August 16, 2007

A 30-year-old, Indian-American Muslim and former Rhodes Scholar is setting out to change the way young people relate to their own religious traditions and those of others. Al-Quaeda is the most effective youth program in the world, he says, and we neglect

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On Being

[Unedited] Eboo Patel With Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 16, 2007

A 30-year-old, Indian-American Muslim and former Rhodes Scholar is setting out to change the way young people relate to their own religious traditions and those of others. Al-Quaeda is the most effective youth program in the world, he says, and we neglect

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On Being

Joan Brown Campbell and Thomas Hoyt, Jr. — Living Reconciliation: Two Ecumenical Pioneers

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Two people with unique perspectives both discovered ecumenism — the movement to reconcile Christian churches — during the Civil Rights era. They'll describe what they've learned about grappling with vexing clashes of difference, and why reconciliation amo

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