Greek Orthodox Church Files Discrimination Suit Against Wisconsin Town

June 28, 2002

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On June 28, 2002 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that "SS Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee, seeking an injunction ordering [the city of] New Berlin [Wisconsin] to allow it to build a church... The lawsuit... alleges that the church was denied the exercise of its religion and that city officials are liable for any violation of constitutional rights... The church, attended by 450 families, planned to use the land in New Berlin to build a $10 million complex that would include a recreational hall, a parish hall and Sunday school classrooms" but permission was denied due to zoning issues.