Church Law & Tax Report

September/October 2008
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Feature Article


The Politics of Religion Member access only

Key activities church leaders should watch in an election year.

Recent Developments

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

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

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

Defenses to Discrimination Lawsuits Member access only

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

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

Court rules that crime was not reasonably forseeable.

Video Recordings as Evidence Member access only

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



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Internal Controls for Church Finances

Internal Controls for Church Finances Member access only

Learn how to protect your church's money.
12 Law & Tax Guidelines for New Ministers

12 Law & Tax Guidelines for New Ministers Member access only

Essential knowledge to ensure legal and financial clarity and integrity in ministry.