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Preventing a Violent Incident at Your Church

Preventing a Violent Incident at Your Church

Learn about preparing for an active shooter, conceal carry weapons laws, and the role of security guards.
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Are We Prepared for Gun Violence at Church?

Assessment: Discover if you're protecting your congregation.
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Drawing the Line on Danger

What to do when someone dangerous enters the church.
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Concealed Weapons at Church Member access only

Should we allow our security team to carry guns?
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Is Preaching About Homosexuality a Hate Crime? Member access only

Limitations of the new Hate Crimes Act.
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Parking Lot Safety Member access only

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Confidential and Privileged Communications Member access only

A man's confession to a minister that he had committed a murder was admissible at trial because it was not protected by the clergy-penitent privilege.
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Confidential and Privileged Communications Member access only

The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that a man's confession to a minister that he had committed a murder was admissible as evidence at trial.
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Personal Injuries on Church Property and During Church Activities Member access only

A New York court ruled that a religious organization was not responsible for a spontaneous attack inflicted by an adolescent male.
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Confidential and Privileged Communications Member access only

An Indiana court ruled that a confession made by a criminal defendant to a police chaplain was not protected by the clergy-penitent privilege.
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Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers Member access only

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that a company was not liable on the basis of negligent hiring or negligent supervision.
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Malpractice Member access only

A Connecticut court ruled that church elders who counseled with a woman could not be sued for their advice to remain with her abusive husband.
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Malpractice Member access only

A Connecticut court ruled that church elders who counseled with a woman could not be sued for their advice to remain with her abusive husband.
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Personal Injuries on Church Property and During Church Activities Member access only

A federal court in the District of Columbia ruled that a school could be responsible on the basis of negligent supervision for an assault committed by five of its students on another student.
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Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities - Part 1 Member access only

A New York court ruled that a school was not legally responsible for the shooting death of a student that occurred on school premises.
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Confidential and Privileged Communications - Part 1 Member access only

A New Jersey court ruled that statements made by a murder suspect to a deacon were not protected from disclosure by the clergy-penitent privilege.
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Confidential and Privileged Communications - Part 2 Member access only

A Texas court ruled that the clergy-penitent privilege did not apply to statements made by a murder suspect to a police officer who also served as the youth director at the suspect's church.
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Confidential and Privileged Communications - Part 3 Member access only

A Texas court, applying California law, ruled that the clergy-penitent privilege did not apply to a conversation between a murder suspect and a minister.
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Confidential and Privileged Communications - Part 1 Member access only

The Florida Supreme Court ruled that incriminating statements made by a murderer to a priest were not protected from disclosure in court.
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Schools Member access only

An Ohio court ruled that a church-operated private school did not violate the legal rights of an 8th-grade student who was suspended temporarily.
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Confidential and Privileged Communications - Part 2 Member access only

A North Carolina court ruled that a minister who served as a volunteer chaplain to a sheriff's department could testify in a murder trial concerning statements made to him by the defendant.
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