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  • NYC bathroom order called ‘one-way tolerance’

    March 9 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NYC bathroom order called ‘one-way tolerance’

    A New York City executive order underscoring the requirement that city agencies allow transgender persons to use any restroom they choose is among the latest round of cultural challenges to which believers are responding. The order applies to 55 municipal buildings, including locker rooms at pools and recreation centers.

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  • Coats for the City gives gospel witness in NYC

    December 18 2015 by Emily Rojas, BSC communications | with 0 comments
    Coats for the City gives gospel witness in NYC

    On Saturday, Nov. 14, the day after terrorists executed an attack in Paris, North Carolina Baptists partnered with New York Baptists to hand out coats in primarily Muslim communities in New York City. The timing could not have been better for Christians to show their Muslim neighbors an act of love.

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  • ‘Coats for the City’ covers N.Y. with warm witness

    September 8 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    ‘Coats for the City’ covers N.Y. with warm witness

    The Great Commission Partnerships office of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is partnering once again with the Metro New York Baptist Association to organize an outreach event Nov. 12-15 called Coats for the City. The event’s goal is to distribute 30,000 coats, along with a Bible …

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  • New York City to change rules to allow churches to rent schools

    March 31 2015 by David Gibson, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    New York City to change rules to allow churches to rent schools

    Congregations in New York City that rent space in public schools will be able to hold Easter services despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting an appeal from an evangelical church in the Bronx that sought to overturn a ban on after-hours worship services at public schools.

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  • Judge: NYC churches can meet in schools

    February 28 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A federal judge has handed New York City churches a major victory, issuing a preliminary injunction that will allow congregations to meet in schools while the lawsuit proceeds – that is, unless the city wins on appeal.

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  • NYC churches get court win, can meet at least 2 more weeks

    February 17 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A federal judge has intervened on behalf of New York churches, issuing a temporary restraining order that allows them to continue meeting for worship in public schools while the court deliberates over the constitutionality of the city’s ban.

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  • NYC pastor fears ‘agenda’ against churches

    February 16 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NYC pastor fears ‘agenda’ against churches

    New York’s ban on churches meeting in public schools, which went into effect Feb. 12, is about “far more than meeting space,” according to a Southern Baptist pastor in the area who believes broader religious freedom is at stake.

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  • N.Y. Senate passes bill to continue worship in schools

    February 9 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    With a weekend deadline approaching when churches will no longer be allowed to meet in public schools, the New York State Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow worship services to continue.

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  • 65 percent in U.S. say acceptable for churches to meet in schools

    February 6 2012 by Chris Turner, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Two-thirds of Americans believe public schools should rent to churches and other community groups, according to a new study by LifeWay Research.

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  • 43 arrested while protesting NYC church ban

    January 16 2012 by Tiffany Owens, Baptist Press | with 1 comments

    NEW YORK – Police arrested 43 New York City pastors and lay people on Jan. 12 who were protesting the city’s ban on church use of public schools for worship services. The ban is scheduled to go into effect Feb. 12.

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  • High court permits NYC schools to ban churches

    December 7 2011 by Todd Starnes/Fox News & Commentary High court permits NYC schools to ban churches | with 0 comments

    NEW YORK CITY (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an evangelical church’s plea to overturn New York City’s ban on renting public schools for religious worship services. That means the city now has a green light to begin evicting congregations that pay rent to use public school buildings for church services.

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