Church Law & Tax Report

July/August 2015
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Feature Article

Liability for Ignoring Donors' Designations

Liability for Ignoring Donors' Designations Member access only

Churches must honor designated contributions—or else risk refunding them.


Six Questions about the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Six Questions about the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Richard Hammar explains what clergy and church leaders should know ahead of the June decision.

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Sexual Misconduct and Church Liability Member access only

New York
Freedom of Religion

Vaccines over Religious Exercise Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Compensation and Benefits; Employment Practices

Churches and Revoking Pension Member access only

Charters, Constitutions, and Bylaws; Clergy - Removal

Churches' Right to Remove Clergy Member access only

Charitable Contributions

Substantiating Charitable Contributions Member access only


Q&A: Do Lapsed Credentials Affect a Minister’s Housing Allowance? Member access only

No precedent exists, so here’s what to look at.