Church & State

3 Steps to Determine If Government Actions Affect Public Gatherings

3 Steps to Determine If Government Actions Affect Public Gatherings

Churches need to closely watch how local and state officials respond to COVID-19.
Legal Considerations for Coronavirus Guidance and Church Gatherings

Legal Considerations for Coronavirus Guidance and Church Gatherings

Government actions that impact constitutional interests must follow certain rules.
Three Reasons Christians Should Defend Religious Liberty for All

Three Reasons Christians Should Defend Religious Liberty for All

Preserving rights for other faiths enhances our own witness—and is the right thing to do.
Supreme Court: Commemorative Cross on Public Land Did Not Offend the Constitution

Supreme Court: Commemorative Cross on Public Land Did Not Offend the Constitution Member access only

Bladensburg Cross may remain, both for its religious and secular purposes, majority says.

Supreme Court Sides with Christian Baker in Major Religious Freedom Case Member access only

SCOTUS cites violation of baker’s First Amendment rights in ruling.
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Public Benefit Programs Available to Churches Member access only

Excluding church from playground funding solely based on its religion violates First Amendment, Court says.

How Does Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order Affect Churches?

Four legal experts weigh in on what the order actually means.
Responding to the Transgender Bathroom Access Controversy

Responding to the Transgender Bathroom Access Controversy Member access only

How church leaders can navigate this still-developing legal issue.
Churches and Political Involvement

Churches and Political Involvement Member access only

Where church and state can meet for ministries.
IRS Proposes Changes to Substantiation Rules for Charitable Contributions

IRS Proposes Changes to Substantiation Rules for Charitable Contributions Member access only

Clarifying what the agency has proposed—and what it could mean for churches.
Religious Freedom Questions by Faith Segment

Religious Freedom Questions by Faith Segment

Religious freedom questions show the views of Americans and evangelicals.

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