Wednesday, December 21, 2011

NYC churches, booted from schools, 'scrambling' for space

About 60 churches in New York City have less than two months to find a home before a court ruling takes effect and forces them to abandon the city's public school buildings.

The congregations, including six that are Southern Baptist, have known for years that this date might be coming, but that fact hasn't made it any easier for them to move by Feb. 12. The case dates back to 1994.

The churches were meeting in the buildings on Sundays, when school was not in session.

"Effectively, they're homeless on the second Sunday in February," George Russ, executive director of the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association, told Baptist Press. "They're all scrambling to figure out where they can go and how they can make a good transition in their neighborhood." To read more, click here.

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