Christian leaders in US oppose plan to tax church-owned property in Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Mar 14, 2018 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Prominent Christian leaders in America co-signed a letter Tuesday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat asking them to reconsider a proposed plan to tax church-owned properties in the city.
Currently, properties owned by churches are not taxed.
In the March 13 letter, the leaders warned that the policies would “severely inhibit” the work of the churches in and around Jerusalem, and would disrupt the Status Quo policy.
“If enacted, these measures would have the effect of creating a situation that jeopardizes the very survival of the Christian community