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Looking Beyond the Architecture at the African Orthodox Church in Highland Park

By Curtis Maxwell Perrin In 2018 Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood learned of a developer’s intention to raze the historic African Orthodox Church at 56 Cedar Street and replace it with condos. It seemed an uphill battle when the Highland Park Neighborhood Coalition (HPNC), of which I am the co...

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National Fund for Sacred Places Grant Application Webinar (June 13)

This webinar explains how to submit a full application for National Fund for Sacred Places grant funding. #Webinar #SacredSites

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Winter 1987/1988 Forum Journal

Table of Contents Two Viewpoints on the Religious Properties Crisis by Fletcher Hodges III and Thomas F. Pike The Preservation of Religious Buildings: 3 Solutions #ForumJournal #SacredSites

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Spring 2006 Forum Journal: Viewpoints

​ Table of Contents The Preservation and Restoration of Conscience by Ruth J. Abram Sustainability: The Ongoing Challenge for Historic Sites by Colin G. Campbell Advocacy for Heritage Sites by Fiona Reynolds Visionaries vs. Pragmatists: The Debate Over How to Interpret 20th-Century Icons...


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The Enduring Network of People: Faith Institutions and Community Organizing

By Andrew Wilkes The Forum Blog is publishing a series that responds to the question: When does historic preservation become social justice? In this post we examine the connection between historic preservation, social justice, and faith-based community organizing. Interested in starting...

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Resource Documents: Dakota Access Pipeline Webinar

This is a packet of resource documents to accompany the Forum Webinar "The Legal Landscape of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe vs. U.S. Army Corps on Engineers " on Oct. 25, 2016. #TraditionalCulturalProperties #Diversity #Legal #PublicLands #SacredSites ...

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Preserving Historic Religious Properties

In 2005, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Partners for Sacred Places joined forces to collect models for reusing houses of worship no longer in religious use. As communities take proactive steps to encourage and protect sacred places, these case studies are intended to help...


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Religious Protection

Religious rights are protected by the federal and state constitutions as well as federal and state laws. Religious Protection Religious rights are protected by the federal and state constitutions as well as federal and state laws. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and state...

Land Use

General term used to describe how land is or may be utilized or developed, whether for industrial, commercial, residential or agricultural purposes, or as open space. Source: Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws...