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Who Can Sign Church Documents?

Who Can Sign Church Documents? Member access only

A recent court case offers insights and warnings for giving signatory authority.

IRS Guidance Issued on Business Meals, Moving Expenses

Van crash, sex-abuse woes also headline recent church-related news.
Child Abuse Claims Again the Top Reason Churches Go to Court

Child Abuse Claims Again the Top Reason Churches Go to Court Member access only

Analysis of 2017 data shows insurance disputes, zoning issues also remain among the top problems.
Five Lessons from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

Five Lessons from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Member access only

How church leaders should respond as public revulsion for child-abuse scandals grows.
Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling and Religious Freedom

Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling and Religious Freedom Member access only

This case and two others reflect the complexities of issues related to public accommodation.
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Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Laws

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Laws

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Church Issues: Same-Sex Marriage and Gender Identity

Church Issues: Same-Sex Marriage and Gender Identity

Richard Hammar combines research and analysis to take you through a step-by-step process regarding public accommodations laws.

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