Doing the Lord’s Work or Taking His Name in Vain
Religion and Charity—a New Zealand Perspective
Keywords:Law, Charity Law, Charity, Religion, Public Benefit
This article considers the relationship between the law, charity and religion, and specifically, the charitable doctrines of the advancement of religion and public benefit. In doing so, it addresses a number of matters, including controversy and morality, from the perspective of some key religious charity law cases. The discussions consider whether or not the Lord’s name may be taken in vain through the works of these charities, and thus require legal reform, or whether charity law is indeed doing the Lord’s work within the constructs of charity law such that the law remains fit for purpose.
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