by Jac La Tour
The federal government has spelled out its argument against a recent court ruling that declared a provision of the clergy housing allowance to be unconstitutional. A brief filed in the Seventh Circuit Court presents the government’s case. [read more]
by Mark Jones
The Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations just published their report, which was presented last week to Senator Charles Grassley. The report is based on two years of work by 80 nonprofit, tax, and legal experts and leaders, including ECCU President/CEO Mark G. Holbrook. It promotes solutions to key policy issues related to financial accountability in the religious and broader nonprofit sector.
The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) led the effort to form the Commission and has made the 94 page report available for review. [read more]