Sacred places, civic purposes : should government help faith-based charity? /
Contributor(s): Chen, Ming Hsu (ed.)Publisher: Washington, DC Brookings Institution Press 2001Description: xvi, 354 pISBN: 9780815702597; 0815702590Subject(s): Charities United States | Non-government Organisations | Church And State | Social Services | Community Development | Charities | Housing | Poverty | Values | Community Building | Education | Child Care | Non-government Organisations | Nonprofit OrganisationsDDC classification: 361.750973 SAC
Includes bibliographical references ( p. 343-354) and index.
The objective of this book is to explore what faith-based groups [largely Christian congregations, but also larger-scale denominational or interfaith agencies] are doing in the United States, how governments do or could assist them without getting in the way, and how government involvement might be misguided or unhelpful. Written against the distinctive background of Americans deeply held views abut the separation of church and state, it offers food for thought in comparing with the Australian situation. Successive sections focus on topics from the more specific (e.g. teen pregnancy, child-care) to much broader ones (e.g. community development, education).