Commandments: Law and Religion Blog

A multi-chapter resource explains that a vital aspect of child protection policies and procedures is effective record-keeping.

In many ways, AI promises to improve our world. In others, it brings new risks and threats. Typically, when Americans think “Threats from AI,” we think of science fiction scenarios involving rogue AIs and exploitive mega-corporations. But evil robots and syndicates aren’t the only ones able to exploit AI: child predators can too.

What does mandated training mean for Christians at work? We share a list of states with mandated workplace training related to sexual misconduct, as well as ask the question: how can churches go above and beyond?

The post discusses a recent Title IX sex discrimination lawsuit and examines whether, in practice, this interpretation betrays the law and actually encourages unfair treatment on the basis of sex.

The Colorado Supreme Court recently struck down a law that allows sex abuse victims to retroactively sue organizations for decades-old allegations. But the law still applies prospectively, and Colorado ministries should be aware of its many implications.

This review of the book "When Narcissism Comes to Church," by Chuck DeGroat, discusses how leaders can reflect on narcissistic tendencies both within themselves and their congregation as a whole, and provides hope for healing.

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.