The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


How the church pays

Justice is the key in compensation

Last spring the ELCA Board of Pensions urged intervention with Congress "to prevent elimination of [clergy housing allowance] as a tax benefit." We were told, "A federal court appears poised to [declare the benefit] unconstitutional."

I believe in citizen lobbying. But this particular call produced conflicting reactions. I had these thoughts:

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