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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 this PDF article at  http://www.soc.duke.edu/natcong/Writings/Chaves_Wineburg_FaithBasedIniti...

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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