Updated April 30, 2018
The status of the clergy housing allowance continues to generate much discussion in the media and among clergy in all denominations.
On April 26, the Church Alliance – a coalition of the chief executive officers of 38 denominational benefit programs, including The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ – filed an amicus curiae brief in the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Chicago), in the case challenging the constitutionality of the cash housing allowance exclusion for clergy.
The Church Alliance brief focuses on the jurisprudential history of permitted legislative accommodations of religion and brings to the court’s attention the particularly strong reliance interests that would render a change in the law on this point inappropriate and unjust.
The full text of the brief may be found here. Please also see the links below for additional information.
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When will the Annual Meeting take place?
The 2019 Annual Meeting of Members of The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc. will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 commencing at 8:30 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, at The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 1020, New York, New York 10115, and at any adjournment thereof for the election of Trustees, the presentation of annual reports and the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC) has been accepted as a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), joining more than 1,900 organizations around the world that have publicly demonstrated their commitment to responsible investment.
"Becoming a PRI signatory is a testament of PBUCC’s witness of sustainable investment," said President and CEO Brian R. Bodager. "This further aligns us with organizations working toward the greater good and a just world.”
Due to inclement weather, the Pension Boards’ offices in New York City will be closed on Wednesday, March 21. Our staff will be monitoring e-mails as well as our toll-free phone number, and will respond to requests to the degree possible. If you have sent a request by regular mail, we will respond when the weather permits our return to our office. We apologize for any inconvenience.