If your church wants to get political, it's important to understand the legal, theological, and pastoral considerations.
Sometimes, the lines blur between politics and the church. This recommended reading - and viewing - list can help.
Which political activities may affect a church's tax-exempt status, based on IRS guidance.
The tax implications for churches that engage in political campaigns and legislative lobbying.
The Johnson Amendment and other tax laws try to limit activities by churches that intersect with politics—but certain constitutional protections allow more engagement than some realize.
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Politics in the church is a complex topic. In this video, Richard R. Hammar offers helpful insights and tips in navigating the issues.
Use this checklist to understand the potential effects of your church's political activity.
Four legal experts weigh in on what the order does--and doesn't--do.
Understanding the origins of a controversial law and the pros and cons of potential change.
10 commandments for pastors thinking of preaching, speaking, or posting about politics in an election cycle. Or any other time.
How churches are permitted—and even encouraged—to promote civic engagement during election seasons.
How one church navigated the tricky issue of political involvement.
A settled lawsuit from 2014 outlined the agency's protocol—but whether it is followed remains to be seen.
The IRS says the tax code limits what churches can post online.
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A 10-step checklist for church leaders.
What happens if we lose our tax-exempt status?
I am aware that churches risk the loss of their tax-exempt status if they participate
Church's tax-exempt status not revoked for "one-time occurrence."
Church Law and Tax 2006-09-01 The IRS Political Activities Compliance Initiative Richard R. Hammar, J.D.,