A Survey of Church-Government Anti-poverty Partnerships

Magazine Article
Amy Sherman (author)
Wed, 05/17/2000
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This article discusses the implications of the Charitable Choice law, a result of American welfare reform in 1996. Charitable Choice allows religious groups to receive equal consideration with secular social services groups for government contracts. As of 2000, 84 collaborations of government and religious groups had arisen for the purpose of finding employment for people on welfare. The author notes the successes of Charitable Choice thus far and lauds the ability of these social services groups to maintain their religious identities. She also emphasizes that, in almost all circumstances, services recipients do not feel pressured to adhere to the faith perspectives of the aid organizations. In addition, she mentions the crucial emotional support provided to welfare recipients from faith-based organizations.

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Document Description: two-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder "SNCC; Executive Committee Meeting".

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