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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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Children's Faith, Doubt and Silence

During a three-year longitudinal study launched by the Fuller Youth Institute, a parent with three post–high school...

Sermons For Those Struggling with Depression

On Sunday, before worshippers at Washington's National Cathedral, Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist, delivered...

Lilly Endowment Launchs the Seventh Phase of its Giving Indiana Funds

"Last fall, Lilly Endowment launched the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII),...

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