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September/October 2008
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The Politics of Religion Subscriber access only

Key activities church leaders should watch in an election year.
Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Washington
Child Abuse Reporting

Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporters and Victims' Rights Subscriber access only

Victims of abuse may be able to sue a church as a result of leaders' handling of the case.
New York
Employment Practices

Defenses to Discrimination Lawsuits Subscriber access only

Know how to defend your ministry in the event of a discrimination lawsuit.
Kentucky
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Missionary Molests Minor: Is the National Church Liable? Subscriber access only

Court rules that crime was not reasonably forseeable.
Georgia
Evidence

Video Recordings as Evidence Subscriber access only

If your church uses surveillance cameras, check with an attorney to determine what conditions apply to their use as evidence.

ChurchSalary

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Safe Hiring Practices for Ministries

Safe Hiring Practices for Ministries  Subscriber access only

Essential items to consider before you bring new clergy or staff on board.
Check-In and Check-Out Procedures

Check-In and Check-Out Procedures Subscriber access only

Learn how to establish check-in procedures that keep children safe.