Commandments: Law and Religion Blog

In this post, we discuss important initial steps in the nonprofit formation process, including selecting directors and officers, preparing your organization’s governing documents, and formalizing your organization on the state level.

In the first installment of this series on forming nonprofit organizations, we provide a framework for understanding what you will need to consider before starting a nonprofit.

A review of an article by Kenneth Lanning, and Park Dietz that discusses child abuse in youth-serving organizations, common misconceptions about the issues, and the most important protection practices.

Congress passed the Respect for Marriage Act in 2022. This post discusses the legal context of this legislation, what it does and does not do, and its implications for faith–based organizations.

Carefully following best investigative practices can help avoid harming people and avoid costly litigation.

Part one discusses how organizations operating abroad should be wary of possible gaps in insurance coverage. Avoiding those gaps is essential to the continued health of your ministry.

Gender dysphoria is now considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and employers should be aware not to discriminate.

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.