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Denominational Leaders
Weekly Lessons, created and written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, give you a basic legal overview of essential topics based on staff or volunteer positions within a church.

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Week of July 12

Political Lobbying

This Week's LessonWeek of July 19

Campaign Activities

Introduction

Our lesson this week examines the topic of campaign activities. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. Before we get started, test your knowledge by completing the following quiz.

During a presidential election year, a religious denomination publishes a pamphlet that it distributes to affiliated churches to assist church members in making informed decisions regarding the candidates. The pamphlet "rates" candidates based on the consistency of their views with the denomination's interpretation of the Bible. Does this practice jeopardize the denomination's tax-exempt status, or is it a permissible form of voter education?

Weekly Quiz

Instructions Click on the correct answer for each of the following questions.

Executive Summary

Participation by religious organizations in political campaigns is a time-honored tradition. Such participation ...

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