Court Rules Denial of New Jersey Mosque Permit Unlawful

Court Rules Denial of New Jersey Mosque Permit Unlawful

Written by Don Byrd A federal judge in New Jersey has ruled in favor of the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, which sued the Township of Bernards for denying a construction permit application for a new mosque. A local planning board, the court ruled, violated the...
Should Churches Serve as Juvenile Curfew Drop-Off Sites?

Should Churches Serve as Juvenile Curfew Drop-Off Sites?

Written by Don Byrd An interesting church-state controversy is emerging in Trenton, New Jersey. City officials and faith leaders have developed a program to enforce Trenton’s midnight to 6 A.M. juvenile curfew that allows police to drop off offenders at churches...