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Wednesday, December 04, 2013
A federal judge said Nov. 23 that an IRS rule allowing clergy to avoid paying taxes on a part of their income designated as a housing allowance violates the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state.
 
Mission efforts can help bring believers together to make a difference. Word&Way highlights three national ministries: Together for Hope, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship effort to minister in the 20 poorest U.S. counties; Woman's Missionary Union, through MissionsFEST, FamilyFEST and Christian Women's and Men's Job Corps; and refugee ministry that American Baptist Churches USA  are involved in through Church World Service. This video from CWS Greensboro explains some of the many facets of their Immigration and Refugee Program.
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