Church & State

What the Supreme Court’s COVID-19 Opinion Means for Church Gatherings

What the Supreme Court’s COVID-19 Opinion Means for Church Gatherings Member access only

A deeply divided Court rejected one California church’s request to restore in-person services sooner than the state governor ordered.

Do We Know the Risks of Church Political Activity?

Assess whether your choices are threatening your tax-exempt status.
Tracking Faith-Based Legal Challenges to Pandemic Orders

Tracking Faith-Based Legal Challenges to Pandemic Orders

How federal courts nationwide are addressing religious liberty arguments by churches.
Attorney General: Exercise of Religion Should Not Be Significantly Burdened

Attorney General: Exercise of Religion Should Not Be Significantly Burdened

Statement addresses singling out religious organizations through social distancing measures.
SBA Updated Guidance: Religious Liberty Protections Will be Provided with Loan Program

SBA Updated Guidance: Religious Liberty Protections Will be Provided with Loan Program

Clarification comes as applications for coronavirus-related relief for small employers begin.
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.

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