Update: NYC pastor on hunger strike over worship ban.

Revised: Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

Update: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

See the Twitter feed at http://www.nycreligion.org for ongoing updates about the dispute between the NYC Housing Authority and pastors who hold churches services in municipal buildings.

One pastor announced a personal hunger strike to draw public attention to this situation.

CT senior writer Tony Carnes noted that the "New York 7," those who were arrested as noted below, have called for a public prayer event: "NY7 issues call to gather on Feb 2, 8AM to 10AM, NYC Board of Education , 52 Chambers St to pray. "

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A religious freedom news story is developing in New York City today that should worry any lover of First Amendment guarantees for freedom of religious expression.

CT senior writer, Tony Carnes, also founder/editor of www.nycreligion.org reports that:

Over the Christmas holidays, several local directors of facilities of the New York City Housing Authority notified religious groups, mostly Christian churches, that they could ...
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