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The church and charity

  • Charitable Choice at Workby Sheila Suess Kennedy; Wolfgang Bielefeld

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    Too often, say its critics, U.S. domestic policy is founded on ideology rather than evidence. Take Charitable Choice: legislation enacted with the assumption that faith-based organizations can offer the best assistance to the needy at the lowest cost. The Charitable Choice provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform Actùbuttressed by President Bush's... more...

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

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 27.00

    An ethnographic study of faith-based poverty relief programs in 30 congregations in the rural south. more...

  • Child Exploitation and Traffickingby Virginia M. Kendall; T. Markus Funk; Richard A. Posner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 84.99

    This book covers the history and present-day realities of the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and the law enforcement efforts to combat it. Written from the perspective of those who have spent their careers investigating, prosecuting, and adjudicating these cases, the authors provide fresh, practical thinking to this challenging legal area.... more...

  • Christianity and Social Service in Modern Britainby Frank Prochaska

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 43.99 US$ 39.59

    An elegantly written study that charts the relationship between Christianity and social service in Britain since the eighteenth century and presents a challenging new interpretation of the links between Christian decline and democratic traditions. more...

  • Churches' War on Povertyby Lyle E. Schaller

    Abingdon Press 2002; US$ 9.00

    When Congress approved the Economic Opportunity Act a new war on poverty was fully launched by the government. This book deals with the churches' involvement in that war. more...

  • Faith, Politics, and Powerby Rebecca Sager

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 27.99 US$ 25.19

    Section 104, a small provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform bill called "Charitable Choice," was the beginning of what we now know as the Faith-Based Initiative. Using data from multiple sources this book examines how and why states have been creating these policies and practices. The data reveal three key aspects of faith-based policy implementation... more...

  • Faith-Based Policyby John Chandler

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 77.99

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95

    Read the latest studies on the effectiveness of religious-based services?and the problems revealed in the assessment 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... 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 that stand to... more...

  • The Invisible Caring Handby Ram Cnaan; John DiIulio

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 27.00

    Based on in-depth interviews with clergy and lay leaders in 251 congregations nationwide, it reveals the many ways in which congregations are already working, beneath the radar, to care for people in need. This ground-breaking volume will provide much-sought empirical data to social scientists, religious studies scholars, and those involved in the... more...