Commandments: Law and Religion Blog
Two recent decisions from federal appellate courts clarify the scope of the First Amendment’s protections for religious employers and provide some practical guidance.
Preventing and responding to sexual abuse is a major issue for churches and ministries. This article discusses the various ways in which attorneys can help organizations prevent and respond to abuse and discusses what ministries should expect from their attorneys.
A recent decision from the U.S. Supreme Court involving a religious display in Boston may impact religious liberty and faith-based organizations, by way of free speech and religious expression.
In March of 2022, Christianity Today sadly announced that they “fell short of protecting our employees” when reports of sexual harassment were confirmed. However, this misfortune provides a unique opportunity for ministries and other organizations to unpack what went wrong and examine, “What we can learn from their mistakes?”
The U.S. Dept. of Education dismissed a sex discrimination complaint against BYU after the school dropped the prohibition of same-sex relationships from its Honor Code, but continued to ban them as a policy.
A court dismissed on religious grounds Plaintiffs’ action against a religious school for violating Title IX, brought when the school expelled them for being in a same sex marriage.
Two new Colorado laws taking effect in 2022 create major reforms in sexual abuse litigation. We discuss these new laws and what they mean for abuse victims as well as organizations that work with children.
A recent decision from a federal court in Texas explores the application of employment discrimination laws to religious employers as well as to sex-specific bathrooms and dress codes in the workplace.
A court ruled that a Catholic School discriminated based on sex by firing a male teacher who publicly announced he was engaged to his boyfriend. What are the implications for ministries?
This post discusses child suicide, the general risk factors, the particular impact of COVID–19, how organizations can respond to at–risk children and families, and how organizations can address trauma in responders.