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November/December 2014
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Feature Article

Four Fiduciary Duties of Church Boards

Four Fiduciary Duties of Church Boards Member access only

Officers and directors must provide careful financial oversight—or else face consequences.

Articles

Church Political Activities: The IRS is Watching (Again)

Church Political Activities: The IRS is Watching (Again) Member access only

Agency says protocol is in place to properly initiate inquiries.

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Federal
Sexual Harassment

Church Agency Not Liable for Nudity in Video as Harassment  Member access only

Woman recording conversations can't sue when fellow employee shows video with flash of nudity.
Indiana
Marriage

Indiana's Marriage Solemnization Statute Shows Clergy Preference Member access only

Statue held as unconstitutional due to preference of clergy over secular leaders.
Ohio
Defamation

First Amendment Doesn't Keep Court from Resolving Defamation Claims Member access only

Ohio court not barred on grounds that resolution won't change church doctrine or governance.

Q&A: Must We Keep Ballots From Board Elections? Member access only

One of these documents possesses the answer for churches.

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Charitable Contributions Bulletin Inserts

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