Seven Arrested at NYC Protest on Worship in Schools

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Friday, January 6, 2012

A city councilman and three clergymen were among seven people arrested Thursday as they protested what they fear will be the eviction of worship services from all public buildings in New York City.

The city Department of Education, arguing separation of church and state and citing a court decision, told 60 churches last month that they must stop holding worship services in public schools after Feb. 12.

The city Housing Authority then announced it was reviewing its policy on renting space to outside groups, including five churches.

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