Friday, September 9, 2011
We previously blogged about the creation of a Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organzations by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) at the request of Senator Charles Grassley. Now ECFA has announced that 66 nonprofit and religious organization experts have been named three panels to aid the Commission in its work. The panels include a Panel on Religious Sector Representatives with members from a variety of faiths, a Panel of Nonprofit Sector Representatives from a variety of nonprofit associations and groups, and a Panel of Legal Experts with a variety of law firm practitioners, in-house counsel, and one academic (Professor Thomas Berg (University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis)). I am personally aware that other academics were invited to join the last Panel but declined because of other commitments, which may explain the low level of academic involvement.