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Faith-Based Initiatives – the Impact on Churches

The 1996 reform to the federal welfare program included a provision allowing faith communities to compete for federal social service dollars. Using comparative data from the National Congregations Study, this article examines the evidence to determine that congregations have not become more involved in social service delivery, accessing government funding, or in collaborating with government and non-religious non-profit organizations in the past 10 years.  The authors, Mark Chaves and Bob Wineburg examine the reasons for the failure of the faith-based initiative in Did the Faith-Based Initiative Change Congregations? by Mark Chaves Department of Sociology Duke University. 




Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...


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  Church Music Today: A Conversation with Composers James and Marilyn Biery  

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