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The church and charity

  • Charitable Choicesby John P. Bartkowski; Helen A. Regis

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 89.00

    Congregations and faith-based organizations have become key participants in America’s welfare revolution. Recent legislation has expanded the social welfare role of religious communities, thus revealing a pervasive lack of faith in purely economic responses to poverty. Charitable Choices is an ethnographic study of faith-based poverty relief... more...

  • Faith-Based Social Servicesby Stephanie C. Boddie; Ram A. Cnaan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95

    The Charitable Choice provision and the Bush Administration's National Faith-Based Initiative have broadened the scope of social services delivered through faith-based organizations. There are expectations that these faith-based social service providers will be more effective - but how should that effectiveness be measured? Faith -Based Social Services:... more...

  • Spirituality in Social Workby Edward R Canda

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 120.00

    Spirituality in Social Work: New Directions guides social workers on how to address the religious and spiritual aspects of people's lives while respecting and appreciating the diverse and sometimes conflicting expressions of spirituality within individuals and communities. Contributors present an overview of the connection between spirituality and... more...

  • Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practiceby Edward R. Canda; Leola Dyrud Furman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 46.99

    Many of the people served by social workers draw upon spirituality, by whatever names they call it, to help them thrive, to succeed at challenges, and to infuse their resources and relationships with meaning beyond mere survival value. This revised and expanded edition of a classic provides a comprehensive framework of values, knowledge, skills, and... more...

  • Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Workby Edward R Canda; Elizabeth D Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work brings to light the fact that spiritual well-being is an essential part of the health of every individual. Beginning with conceptual and theoretical frameworks for understanding transpersonal theory, Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work goes on to deliver empirical and clinical... more...

  • Faith-Based Policyby John Chandler

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 74.99

    John Chandler?s Faith-Based Policy: A Litmus Test for Understanding Contemporary America provides insight into the faith-based policies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Chandler argues that the faith-based experiment is becoming increasingly entrenched in the institutional fabric of American government and culture and that analyzing it reveals... more...

  • The Invisible Caring Handby Ram Cnaan; John DiIulio

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 89.00

    Popular calls to transform our current welfare system and supplant it with effective and inexpensive faith-based providers are gaining political support and engendering heated debate about the separation of church and state. Yet we lack concrete information from which to anticipate how such initiatives might actually work if adopted. Despite the assumption... more...

  • Spirituality and Social Workby Beth R. Crisp

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 109.95

    Social work training has long emphasised the importance of evidence-based practice, sidelining the role of spirituality in the lives of service users. In this path-breaking book Beth Crisp discusses how spirituality can be sensitively incorporated into social work practice by considering spirituality as an aspect of lived experience. This will be a... more...

  • Social Work and Faith-based Organizationsby Beth R. Crisp

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Faith-based organizations continue to play a significant role in the provision of social work services in many countries but their role within the welfare state is often contested. This text explores their various roles and relationships to social work practice, includes examples from different countries and a range of religious traditions and identifies... more...

  • God's Economyby Lew Daly; E. J. Dionne Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    President Obama has signaled a sharp break from many Bush Administration policies, but he remains committed to federal support for religious social service providers. Like George W. Bush’s faith-based initiative, though, Obama’s version of the policy has generated loud criticism—from both sides of the aisle—even as the communities... more...