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Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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Michigan Court Barred by Ecclesiastical Abstention in Employment Case Subscriber access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

State Supreme Court Addresses Pastor's Rescinded Resignation Subscriber access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

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

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

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

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

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

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

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

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

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

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

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

Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Embezzlement

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

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

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

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Ministerial Exception Prevents Courts from Making Defamation Charges Subscriber access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Defamation; Employment Practices

Pastor Sues Church for Discrimination and Defamation Subscriber access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Risks of Pastoral Counseling Services Subscriber access only

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

Sexual Abuse and Church Responsibility Subscriber access only

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

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Essential Guide to Children's Ministry Safety

Essential Guide to Children's Ministry Safety Subscriber access only

Understand and implement best practices to protect kids in your ministry.
Church Issues: Waivers and Release Forms and Church Liability

Church Issues: Waivers and Release Forms and Church Liability Subscriber access only

What these documents do—and don't do—based on statutes and court decisions made nationwide.