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The U.S. and Faith-Based Social Initiatives

The U.S. and Faith-Based Social Initiatives

February 15, 2001

As debate flurries around President George W. Bush's establishment of a federal office of faith-based and community action, Who Will Provide? The Changing Role of Religion in American Social Welfare , a recently published collection of essays that derives from an interfaculty seminar organized by Harvard Divinity School, explores the opportunities—and the dangers—of government support of faith-based initiatives.