An additional confusion that should be underscored is that the appeal of faith-based
programs lies in no small part in their emphasis on faith.
On April 24, President Bush and Secretary Spellings hosted community leaders, educators, and policymakers at a White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based
Beyond the individual chapters detailing the specific experiences of Protestant, Jewish, Catholic, Muslim, or Orthodox schooling, a concluding section analyzes the issues facing faith-based
While the design of the My Promise, My Faith pin seeks to accommodate girls of all faiths, Girl Scouts' 100-year partnership with the Catholic Church is one powerful example of how Girl Scouts partners meaningfully with faith-based
The new regulations dictate that individuals who receive services from publicly funded faith-based
organizations must be notified of their First Amendment rights.
The legislation also extended for five years a policy called charitable choice, which allows faith-based
groups providing social services to receive federal funding without altering their religious identities or changing their hiring practices.
1) With these words President Bush introduced Americans to his plan to provide federal funding to faith-based
organizations; later that month, the President signed an Executive Order creating the White House Office of Faith-Based
and Community Initiatives.
Yet authors Black, Koopman, and Ryden use the president's support for federal aid to charitable choice programs to do something more: they paint a comprehensive, primarily descriptive picture of the recent debate surrounding federal faith-based
programs and the role that religion plays in modern political discourse.
President Bush spoke to participants in a faith-based
group that mentors children of prisoners April 1.
A story on Page C1 of Friday's paper incorrectly implied that the grants were awarded solely as a result of the federal government's identifying Looking Glass as a faith-based
That said, let's recall that Bush was unable to get legislative authorization for a broad faith-based
agenda during his first term, so the administration did everything it could to use executive orders to fast track cash to faith-based
groups--this, while doing everything it could to underfund and overregulate public agencies.
For nearly three out of every five people (59 percent), however, a facility's faith-based
connection--either in name or in reputation--has at least some influence on the choice.