Posts tagged "real estate"

Religion and Real Estate in New York City

By Fred Folmer Should religious groups be allowed to worship in New York City public schools? This question is at the heart of an ongoing issue involving church leaders, congregants and public officials, who are challenging a decision by the Bloomberg administration and Department of Education to evict churches that use school buildings for their worship...

Abbey Sweet Abbey

Mary Valle: Via Elizabeth Castelli, here's a look at a mostly-gutted, vacant and ready-for-finishin' disused Anglican convent. Apparently this gem of a building is to be turned into "luxury condos" -- which is good because it will keep the abbey standing, but is bad because, you know. Condos. Nothing against condos. I think I'd...

A Messy Divorce

Let’s say your congregation forsakes it’s denomination for another. Who owns the building you meet in every week? On April 13 the Virginia Supreme Court¬†will hear a case¬†brought from Northern Virginia which asks who owns the property of 9 parishes that left the Episcopal Church to join the Convocation of Anglicans of North America. The...