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.

Articles

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

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

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
Iowa
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

Delaware
Employment Practices

Churches and Revoking Pension Member access only

Federal
Charitable Contributions

Substantiating Charitable Contributions Member access only

Do Lapsed Credentials Affect a Minister’s Housing Allowance? Member access only

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

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Essential Guide to Money for Church Boards

Essential Guide to Money for Church Boards  Member access only

Church board members should have a basic understanding of these financial issues.
The 4 Hour Legal Training Program for Church Boards

The 4 Hour Legal Training Program for Church Boards Member access only

Understand key legal concepts necessary to protect the board and the church.