Yonat Shimron writes for Religion News Service.
In a separate ruling, the Judicial Council upheld an exit plan that allows churches to leave the denomination with their property.
The 12th-century cathedral was already beginning to crumble.
A 21-year-old white man faces hate crimes and arson charges for the church fires, and a white supremacist symbol was spray-painted at the Highlander Center.
Through the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews that Eckstein founded, evangelicals have contributed more than $1 billion to Jewish causes.
The U.S. government recently granted faith-based foster care agencies in South Carolina an exemption to a regulation barring religious discrimination in federally funded foster care programs.
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