Wuthnow, Robert.

Saving America? : Faith-Based Services and the Future of Civil Society. - Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2006. - 1 online resource (374 p.) - JSTOR eBooks .

Preliminaries; Contents; List of Tables; Preface; 1. Why "Faith-Based"? Why Now?; 2. Congregation-Based Social Services; 3. Congregations as Caring Communities; 4. Religion and Volunteering; 5. Faith-Based Service Organizations; 6. The Recipients of Social Services; 7. Promoting Social Trust; 8. Experiencing Unlimited Love?; 9. Public Policy and Civil Society; Methodological Note; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.

On January 29, 2001, President George W. Bush signed an executive order creating the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. This action marked a key step toward institutionalizing an idea that emerged in the mid-1990s under the Clinton administration--the transfer of some social programs from government control to religious organizations. However, despite an increasingly vocal, ideologically charged national debate--a debate centered on such questions as: What are these organizations doing? How well are they doing it? Should they be supported with tax dollars?--solid answ.

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Church charities--United States.
Church and social problems--United States.
Faith-based human services--United States.
Church work with the poor--United States.
Civil society--United States.
Federal aid to human services--United States.

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