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NYC Council resolution gives churches hope

ADF official comment
Published On: 10/18/2017

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence regarding New York City Council passing a resolution Wednesday 38-11 in favor of requesting the state legislature overturn the city’s public school policy of singling out worship services for exclusion from empty school buildings during non-school hours:


“Churches that have been helping communities for years should be allowed to continue to offer the hope that empty buildings cannot. We commend the New York City Council for urging the state legislature to repeal the Department of Education’s policy banning worship services from vacant school buildings. Alliance Defending Freedom will continue to defend the freedom of churches and other religious groups to meet in public schools until they are as free as other groups to serve their communities.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.


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