Even when a congregation is below the threshold the IRS has established, determining that requires a fair amount of computation.
Churches and mosques have been caught in the middle of violence in the Central African Republic, where militias have frequently fought over mineral resources.
Dozens of Jehovah’s Witnesses have been charged with participating in or organizing the group’s activities since since the Supreme Court outlawed the group two years ago.
There are multiple options on the table at the special meeting of the top legislative body for the 12.6-million-member global denomination.
Community leaders have worked to counter the idea that Muslims are collectively to blame for attacks by al-Shabaab militants.
“It’s time for pervasive change,” said SBC president J. D. Greear.
Through the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews that Eckstein founded, evangelicals have contributed more than $1 billion to Jewish causes.
The U.S. government recently granted faith-based foster care agencies in South Carolina an exemption to a regulation barring religious discrimination in federally funded foster care programs.
For more than a decade, Islamberg has been a focus of right-wing conspiracy theories and has found itself the target of anti-Muslim white supremacist attacks as a result.
Last year only 14 Muslim Americans were arrested for alleged involvement with violent extremism—and none of them entered the country illegally.