Recent Developments

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Court Barred from Settling Sexual Harassment Claim Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Court Can’t Resolve a Dismissed Minister’s Breach of Contract Claim Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Fired Teacher Prevented from Suing Religious School for Discrimination Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Michigan Court Barred by Ecclesiastical Abstention in Employment Case Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

State Supreme Court Addresses Pastor's Rescinded Resignation Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Pastor’s Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against Board Members Dismissed by Court Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Court Willing to Resolve Pastor’s Lawsuit Against Church for Compensation Dispute Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

‘Ministerial Exception’ Prevents Court from Resolving Dismissed Minister’s Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

In Pastor and Deacons Conflict, Court Says Intervention Barred by First Amendment Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Lutheran Minister's Wrongful Termination Suit Dismissed Due to 'Ministerial Exception' Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Michigan Court Rules ‘Ecclesiastical Abstention’ Bars It from Resolving Church Dispute by Interpreting Polity Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Embezzlement

Indiana Court Rules First Amendment Prevents It from Resolving Pastor’s Compensation Lawsuit Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Mississippi Supreme Court Rules First Amendment Bars Resolving Pastor's Dismissal Suit Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Ministerial Exception Prevents Courts from Making Defamation Charges Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Defamation; Employment Practices

Pastor Sues Church for Discrimination and Defamation Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Risks of Pastoral Counseling Services Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Sexual Harassment; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Sexual Abuse and Church Responsibility Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Sexual Harassment; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

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Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy

Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy Member access only

Church leaders and boards can take relatively simple, yet effective steps to reduce the likelihood of child sexual abuse.
Talking to Your Congregation About Money

Talking to Your Congregation About Money Member access only

Helpful insights on talking about money and encouraging people to become generous givers.