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The Resource Saving America? : faith-based services and the future of civil society, Robert Wuthnow

Saving America? : faith-based services and the future of civil society, Robert Wuthnow

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Saving America? : faith-based services and the future of civil society
Title
Saving America?
Title remainder
faith-based services and the future of civil society
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wuthnow
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Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: 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 answers have been few. In Saving America? Robert Wuthnow provides a wealth of up-to-date information whose absence, until now, has hindered the pursuit of answers. Assembling and analyzing new evidence from research he and others have conducted, he reveals what social support faith-based agencies are capable of providing. Among the many questions he addresses: Are congregations effective vehicles for providing broad-based social programs, or are they best at supporting their own members? How many local congregations have formal programs to assist needy families? How much money do such programs represent? How many specialized faith-based service agencies are there, and which are most effective? Are religious organizations promoting trust, love, and compassion? The answers that emerge demonstrate that American religion is helping needy families and that it is, more broadly, fostering civil society. Yet religion alone cannot save America from the broad problems it faces in providing social services to those who need them most. Elegantly written, Saving America? represents an authoritative and evenhanded benchmark of information for the current--and the coming--debate
Summary
Publisher's description: 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 answers have been few. In Saving America? Robert Wuthnow provides a wealth of up-to-date information whose absence, until now, has hindered thepursuit of answers. Assembling and analyzing new evidence from research he and others have conducted, he reveals what social support faith-based agencies are capable of providing. Among the many questions he addresses: Are congregations effective vehicles for providing broad-based social programs, or are they best at supporting their own members? How many local congregations have formal programs to assist needy families? How much money do such programs represent? How many specialized faith-based service agencies are there, and which are most effective? Are religious organizations promoting trust, love, and compassion? The answers that emerge demonstrate that American religion is helping needy families and that it is, more broadly, fostering civil society. Yet religion alone cannot save America from the broad problems it faces in providing social services to those who need them most. Elegantly written, Saving America? represents an authoritative and evenhanded benchmark of information for the current--andthe coming--debate
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269055
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DLC
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Wuthnow, Robert
Dewey number
361.7/5/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV530
LC item number
.W885 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Church charities
  • Church and social problems
  • Social service
  • Church work with the poor
  • Civil society
  • Federal aid to human services
Target audience
adult
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faith-based services and the future of civil society
Label
Saving America? : faith-based services and the future of civil society, Robert Wuthnow
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-347) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why "faith-based"? why now? -- Congregation-based social services -- Congregations as caring communities -- Religion and volunteering -- Faith-based service organizations -- The recipients of social services -- Promoting social trust -- Experiencing unlimited love? -- Public policy and civil society
Control code
16842386
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 354 pages
Isbn
9780691119267
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003066360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm53231948
Label
Saving America? : faith-based services and the future of civil society, Robert Wuthnow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why "faith-based"? why now? -- Congregation-based social services -- Congregations as caring communities -- Religion and volunteering -- Faith-based service organizations -- The recipients of social services -- Promoting social trust -- Experiencing unlimited love? -- Public policy and civil society
Control code
16842386
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 354 pages
Isbn
9780691119267
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003066360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm53231948

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