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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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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...

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Fall 2013 Forum Journal: Study Abroad: Global Perspectives

Whether they are preserving thousand-year-old terraces in China or medieval French churches, preservationists around the world face many of the same challenges. How to design compatible additions to historic buildings? Should sacred spaces be repurposed? Is commercialism of historic sites a good...


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The Case for the Preservation and Restoration of Religious Buildings: The Human Side of the Equation

To make the case for preserving and restoring many religious buildings, one advisedly turns to the "huma-" section of the dictionary. Such words as "human," "humane," "humanistic," "humanitarian," and "humanizing" offer motives and impulses for new activity. Why? Why stress "human" in the case...

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Connecting the Dots to Build a Fund for Sacred Places

Preserving historic properties is all about building relationships. That’s what they say at Partners for Sacred Places, the nation’s leading provider of information, resources, and advocacy to save America’s diverse houses of worship and strengthen its communities. When the...

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Two Viewpoints on the Religious Properties Crisis

FLETCHER HODGES III New York City`s landmarks law has become a thorn in the side of many of the City`s churches and synagogues and other not-for-profit institutions and in some cases threatens their survival. The landmarks law`s objective is to preserve buildings of architectural distinction,...