Commandments: Law and Religion Blog

Church security is more important than ever. Here are some practical steps to take and legal issues to consider in planning for security at your church, as well as philosophical approaches.

There are many ways fraud can be committed at a nonprofit organization. The one thing all types of fraud have in common, however, is that they involve a violation of trust. And nowhere is the damage from that violation more acute than in not-for-profit organizations, which by their very nature and purpose are part of the public trust. Learn more about how to prevent fraud in a guest post and questionnaire by CapinCrouse!

A religious organization was accused of protecting a known pedophile within its organization. How can an organization stay on the right side of the law and be sure that it protects children?

Federal and state laws prohibit specific types of employment screening, but how do these laws apply for religious organizations, and are there exceptions?

Reporting international crimes is not as straightforward as it seems. There are factors to consider, such as what kind of crime it is, what jurisdiction it falls under, and what agency is responsible.

The annual report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom is an excellent source to examine religious freedom violations abroad, and provides policy recommendations to lawmakers.

Does Title VII anti-discrimination law extend to sexual orientation and gender identity? The Supreme Court will decide.

Non-Disclosure Agreements protect confidential information and govern its use. Here are some important things to consider when entering into an NDA.

With thousands of active agents in the United States and around the world, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a viable recipient of international child abuse reports.

Is your organization’s website accessible to persons with disabilities? If not, you may be putting your organization at risk. Assess your organization’s risk of being targeted as non-compliant.