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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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Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations,...

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry delivered at the royal wedding a few weeks ago drew notice around the world for its...

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

"Recent surveys have found that younger adults are far less likely than older generations to identify with a...

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