Faith-Based Persistence and Permutations



Faith-based initiatives first entered the American lexicon over two decades ago, and the practice of government has been significantly altered ever since. This initiative’s genesis, effectively Faith-Based 1.0, formally began under Charitable Choice, a provision in 1996’s Welfare Reform Law. This provision offered clients of government funded job placement, housing, food distribution, and other programs the choice of receiving services from a faith-based or secular provider. It also reversed the longstanding requirement for faith-based organizations to secularize themselves before becoming eligible to bid for government service contracts.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyThe University of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social WorkCentral Michigan UniversityMount PleasantUSA

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