NYC Department of Education vs. Renters Who Worship

by The Ecclesiologist

Last week the US Supreme Court allowed a ruling to stand that the NYC Department of Education was not discrimination against churches by prohibiting churches from renting schools as worship spaces.

Rev. Matt Brown of Park Slope Presbyterian Church gave an interview on the Brian Lehrer Show which is worth listening to and can be listened to here.

This is a major ruling for churches and church plants in urban areas.  Keep these New York Churches in your prayers.  Let us hope this is not a trend around the world.  I can only hope and pray that God will use this ridiculous ruling to somehow grow his church around the world.

Also, here is a Wall Street Journal article on the subject and an article from John Starke who is a pastor of All Souls Church in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.