Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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"A.D." Violating Religious Freedoms? Member access only

Freedom of Religion

"Ecclesiastical Abstention Doctrine" Preserved in Kentucky Church Governance Lawsuit Member access only

Officers, Directors, and Trustees

"Equal Pay Act" and Church-Run Schools Member access only

Employment Practices; Schools

"Fair Use" and Copyright Infringement Member access only


"Information Returns" for Donors Member access only

"Just Compensation" for Condemned Property Member access only

Church Property

"Off-campus" Religious Instruction Doesn't Violate First Amendment Member access only

Freedom of Religion

"Repression" and the Statute of Limitations Member access only

"Secret Archives" Cannot Prevent Some Records from Subpoena Member access only

Church Records

"Use Taxes" and Churches Member access only

$65 Million Charitable Contribution Deduction Denied by IRS Because of Failure to Meet Substantiation Requirements Member access only

Charitable Contributions

‘Discovery Rule’ Allows Floating Statute of Limitations for Some Child Sexual Abuse Victims Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

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

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

‘Spiritual Adviser’ Limits of Clergy-Penitent Privilege Outlined by Massachusetts Court Ruling Member access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications

“Church Autonomy” Applies in Church Name Dispute Member access only

Church Business Meetings

11,000 Nonprofits Lose Status Member access only

12-Year-Old Raped After Leaving School Outing Member access only


15-Employee Requirement for Churches Member access only

Employment Practices; Sexual Harassment

1992 Annual Report of the Social Security Board of Trustees Member access only

A Church Could Be Liable for Negligent Hiring and Supervision Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers
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