calendar July 12, 2012 in Congregations, News

Judge Blocks City’s Homeless Feeding Ban

A federal judge today (July 11) blocked enforcement of the Philadelphia’s ban on distributing free food to homeless persons in city parks, including Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Welcome Church, a synod-sponsored homeless ministry, and three other religious groups brought suit claiming that the city’s plan to move all feeding to City Hall interfered with their ability to minister to homeless persons where they live — along the parkway.