New York City is not required to let churches use schools as worship space

Dec. 8, 2011
Supreme Court chooses not to review case brought by Bronx congregation

From The New York Times: An evangelical church in the Bronx has lost the final round of its 16-year legal battle to force New York City to permit religious worship services in public schools. The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to review a lower-court decision that backed the city’s decision to ban the evangelical congregation, the Bronx Household of Faith, from holding its Sunday services at Public School 15, where it has worshiped since 2002. As a result, the city says it will move to end the hundreds of prayer services that had been held in schools in recent years — some 160 congregations used school buildings for worship services in the 2010-11 school year.

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