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Video: Richard Hammar Explains 4 Keys Issues to Consider During a Pandemic

What church leaders should know about First Amendment rights, liability, and more.

Renowned attorney and CPA Richard Hammar joined content editor Matthew Branaugh to discuss four issues churches need to be aware of during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hammar speaks on the liability for meeting as a church, the First Amendment considerations in the face of a government ban on public gatherings, whether business interruption insurance would apply to a situation like this, and conducting church business meetings electronically.

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