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On February 12, 2012, in media, by admin

NY1: Inside City Hall (2/8/12)

Jeremy Del Rio debates New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman, Esq., hosted by Errol Louis.

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Glen Beck: On the Record, (2/10/12)

Jeremy Del Rio joins guests NYC Councilman Fernando Cabrera and Rev. Richard Del Rio to discuss Mayor Bloomberg’s decision to evict 60+ congregations from holding weekend services at public schools.

NY Daily News Op-Ed: “The Sting of Eviction Day: What happened to tolerance and diversity?” (2/12/12)

By Rev. Richard Del Rio and Jeremy Del Rio

Today, if Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott have their way, our church — Abounding Grace Ministries, which holds weekly services at PS 34 on Avenue D on Manhattan’s lower East Side — will be one of 60 or more evicted from public schools citywide. …

As we contemplate eviction, Mayor Bloomberg’s declaration 17 months ago haunts us. In defending the right of a mosque to build near Ground Zero, he said: “We in New York . . . are Americans, each with an equal right to worship and pray where we choose. There is nowhere in the five boroughs that is off-limits to any religion. By affirming that basic idea, we will honor America’s values, and we will keep New York the most open, diverse, tolerant and free city in the world.”

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CNN: Pastors Protest School Rule (1/15/12)

Jeremy Del Rio discusses civil disobedience by 40+ clergy and others who got arrested protesting Mayor Bloomberg’s eviction of congregations from schools.


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