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The Quiet Religious-Freedom Fight That is Remaking America

posted on November 6, 2017

The Atlantic’s Emma Green writes about the limitations of a federal law called the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), which aims to prevent cities and towns from using zoning laws to discriminate against religious groups. Green explains, “Few congregations have the time, knowledge, money, or energy to pursue the legal process set up by RLUIPA, leaving many in a desperate limbo with no place to pray.” North Jersey Vineyard Church is just one institution that has been plagued by the process, after it was forced into over a year of expensive legal proceedings just to use its property for worship.

Read at The Atlantic