(UPDATED) Longstanding IRS exemption—last revised after Rick Warren dispute in 2002—currently saves pastors and other clergy $700 million per year.
November 24, 2013
One issue: Does California law hurt non-Catholic churches? Another issue: The allegations are horrific.
September 27, 2013
The social critic says a foundational human right really is under threat at home and abroad.
September 17, 2013
New Orleans backs down on 2011 ban that led to arrest of pastors.
August 2, 2013
Theft of Colorado display on childhood poverty sparks debate over public religious symbols.
July 24, 2013
Survey finds few adults aware of freedom of religion, yet record number would deny it to fringe groups.
July 17, 2013
The IRS scandal, Benghazi incidents, and the disappointment of dishonorable leadership.
May 20, 2013
Hey, John Kerry: Religious freedom is no joking matter.
March 5, 2013
(UPDATED) Why are fired teachers still suing Christian schools?
January 28, 2013
Legal observers question whether clergy-penitent privilege applies to denomination accused of covering up crimes.
January 25, 2013
Michael Meyerson charts a historical path between the extremes of our church-state debates.
September 13, 2012
But court says policy may have been enforced unconstitutionally.
August 5, 2011
Ruling says New York ban on church services doesn't discriminate against expression. But legal scholars say the decision is unlikely to stand.
June 9, 2011
Ruling means threat to pastor tax break may have lost its legs.
May 24, 2011
Supreme Court weighs Arizona tax credits.
December 7, 2010
Pastors split over Bible reading in schools as fix for violence.
November 4, 2010
Government's solution to for-profit problems may threaten schools' autonomy.
November 1, 2010
Unraveling the Supreme Court's tangled view of public crosses.
December 30, 2009
Church leaders and observers weigh in on a current debate.
December 2, 2009
The court considered whether a transfer of property changes a church-state question.
October 8, 2009
Judges say the Oklahoma monument would reflect a government endorsement of religion.
June 11, 2009
President Obama's Supreme Court pick generally sided with religious freedom.
May 28, 2009
The Supreme Court is thinking more clearly about religious symbols in public life.
March 6, 2009
Supreme Court says most monuments are government speech, not a forum.
February 26, 2009
Can a display be government speech without the government actually endorsing the message?
November 12, 2008
But law profs say church-state problems are unlikely.
October 1, 2008
Kenneth Copeland turns to IRS to avoid Senate inquiry into prosperity ministries.
May 9, 2008
InnerChange ministry shuts down in Iowa after funding battle.
April 7, 2008
Group wants "Seven Aphorisms" in park by Ten Commandments.
April 1, 2008
If Congress rewrites the tax rules for churches, they have to know how churches operate, says Richard Hammar.
November 8, 2007
While some cheer inquiry into alleged misuses of church funds, others fear government intrusion.
November 6, 2007
Texas Supreme Court says state has no business regulating Christian schools.
October 19, 2007
Officers' endorsement tests First Amendment boundary.
September 10, 2007
Ruling says taxpayers don't have standing to sue executive branch for use of funds.
June 27, 2007
Department of Justice ramps up efforts to enforce the First Amendment.
April 11, 2007
Plus: Should we stop talking about the Jesus tomb hoax? A Christian college's bus tragedy, and other stories from online sources around the world.
March 2, 2007
The current public school model isn't working.
January 9, 2007
Protect religious freedom by exercising it responsibly. A Christianity Today editorial.
November 30, 2006
Why homosexual marriage threatens free expression of religion.
October 12, 2006
Students sue when Christian school expels them for 'lesbian behavior.'
September 1, 2006