Rural Development Minister Michelle O Neill has announced the award of funding to the Churches Community Work Alliance NI (CCWA) to enhance their programme of faith based
community development in rural areas.
He denied that his group is faith based
but admitted it distributed funds to faith-based organizations.
s Hindu community and East West Players, Shishir Kurup's drama brings a visually interesting but emotionally disappointing conclusion to Cornerstone's four-year Faith Based
Since coming to office in 2001, the Bush administration has moved decisively to implement its faith based
approach to social welfare.
Johnston says members of the core group 'have become committed to faith based
reconciliation to the point where several have been able to forgive those who have caused the deaths of immediate members of their families (including, in one instance, the death of a brother) and where all of them are strongly committed to facilitating the return of the Pandits, who fled the Kashmir Valley 13 years ago to escape the violence of a newly formed Islamic militant movement.
In contrast, over 2,000 faith based
child-care centers and more than 900 chemical dependency programs--faith-based and non-faith-based alike--currently maintain state licensing.
Also, in an effort to support "the key elements of the president's Armies of Compassion agenda," the White House has proposed funding of the programs associated with the Faith Based
Initiative, Such as the Compassion Capital Fund, in its FY 2003 Budget Report.
The 2001 Detroit Clergy & Lay Leaders Faith based
Summit is an official Detroit 300 Partner Program event.
This perception dates back to 1996, when then-governor Bush established a Faith-Based Task Force to survey the effects of Texas law and regulations on the provision of services by faith based
President Bush used his first executive order as President to establish the Office of Faith Based
and Community Initiatives at the White House, and his next one created Faith-Based and Community offices within major Federal agencies.
Towey's departure should not be read as a Bush administration retreat on its push for the faith based
Supporters of faith based
services claim that religious charities are far more responsive to the poor and needy, and that their programs are less costly, more efficient and delivered with greater compassion than those of government bureaucracies.