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Archive for June, 2013

Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Church v. EEOC: Supreme Court Confirms Ministerial Exception to Employment

The U. S. Supreme Court recently confirmed the applicability of the ministerial exception found under the First Amendment in precluding the application of employment discrimination laws to ministers. In Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Church and School v. EEOC, 132 S.Ct. 694 (2012), the Supreme Court used the ministerial exception to preclude a minister’s claim of disability discrimination […]

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IRS Tea Party Scandal Could Cause Charity Fallout

By Doug Donovan and Suzanne Perry Washington The whirlwind of controversy surrounding the disclosure that the Internal Revenue Service had singled out applications from conservative advocacy groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny could damage the agency’s ability to regulate charities, hinder needed efforts to update IRS rules, and deter nonprofits from expanding their advocacy […]

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Survey Reveals Important Truths about Christian Tithers

State of the Plate Research has just released the findings of its 5-year, in-depth study on the financial, giving, and spiritual practices of more than 4,400 donors to religious and charitable causes. Several evangelical groups, including ECFA, Christianity Today and Evangelical Christian Credit Union helped sponsor the research effort. The 30-page report highlights a number […]

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