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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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Inspiration from the Liturgical Letter for 26th Sunday after Pentecost

Confidence in Our Creator"Lord, we take refuge in you (Psalm 16), for you listen to our despair (1 Samuel 1:4-20) and...

Practicing Gratitude

My wife and I recently relocated, which led us to visit a half-dozen churches in the past two months. Each seemed to...

2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year named by Union Presbyterian Seminary

The Black Alumni Association (BAA) of Union Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to announce and to recognize the Rev. Dr....

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