Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence
Final Call for Papers Deadline: 11 May 2018
Here is an article explaining why the plaintiff filed suit: https://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/2016/01/05/religious-group-sues-m...
I'm not from New Jersey, but it would seem reasonable to me to amend the clause to permit restoration funding for church buildings no longer used for workship or for the specific administrative needs of a religious organization. This would mean that the denomination or owner of the building, in exchange for support, would cease to hold worship services there and would publicly state on the property that the building is of historical significance as a former place of worship. The owner could, I suppose, even transfer the building to a trust that could not be managed by the denomination. I
To answer Peter's question: "Religious Aid Clause" = NJ Constitution, Article I. 3.
For me NJ's religious structures are one of the most historically significant building types for their architectural expression, association with both history and culture. It is certainly difficult to think of a more ubiquitous and pervasive property type.
What religious aid clause?