Posts tagged "faith based initiatives"

Give Us This Day Our Daily Links

Gingrich is in. How he'll appeal to the social conservatives is anyone's guess.  || As Speaker Boehner plans his commencement speech for Catholic University of America, dozens of prominent Catholics have written him a letter that calls his policies "anti-life."  || Becky Garrison has pointed us to John Shore's analysis of the...

Showing Them to the Dining Room

The Obama administration has failed to regulate discrimination by federally-funded faith-based organizations By Andy Kopsa I have been investigating and reporting on an anti-gay Christian political organization, the Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC), for over a year now.  The IFPC, a state affiliate of the Family Research Council*, a premier national anti-gay rights organization, has received over...

Not My Tax Dollars

Ann Neumann: A change to the Florida constitution — which has just passed committee and will be voted on in November — would end a ban that has existed since 1885 on aid to religious institutions, the Miami Herald reports. Republican Senator Thad Altman has called the ban “anti-American” and “prejudicial”; constitutional scholars expect the change to...

Heart-Shaped Box

05 October 2005 Franklin Graham steps lively on CNN, refusing to blame New Orleans’s Mardi Gras hedonism for Katrina, and instead merely offering the destruction of the city as a prime opportunity for revival and redemption in a city of sin. More interesting than such posturing, however, is Graham’s broadly-expanded vision of the role, and rewards,...

Trust vs. Love: A Study of Faith-Based Initiatives

19 June 2005 Saving America? Faith-Based Services and the Future of Civil Society / By Robert Wuthnow reviewed by Scott Korb Robert Wuthnow, a sociologist at Princeton’s Center for Religious Studies, believes very strongly that, when it comes to faith-based services in this country, journalists and policy makers just don’t get it. His new book, Saving America? Faith-Based...