Commandments: Law and Religion Blog

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.

If churches discuss sex abuse allegations publicly, are they liable for defamation claims? Maybe, but there are some defenses, as a recent Texas case held.

A multi-chapter resource explains that a vital aspect of child protection policies and procedures is effective record-keeping. This two-part series recommends practices for effective documentation of child protection matters.

A vital aspect of child protection policies and procedures is effective record-keeping. This two- part series recommends practices for effective documentation of child protection matters.