Conclusion: Promising Partners or Strange Bedfellows? Faith-Based Providers and Government Funders



Our volume has set out to examine the dynamics of social service delivery with a principal focus on faith-based organizations. Our qualitative and comparative approach has analyzed the contours of welfare service provision across different social service domains (family, housing, addiction recovery), provider types (faith-intensive, faith-related, secular), and locales (Mississippi, Michigan, and Washington-Oregon ). A consistent analytical theme has also been explored throughout this volume in the form of the three C’s of social service provision. Using what we called a layered case study approach, we have been mindful of programmatic content (service delivery dynamics), organizational culture (agency mission, values, etc.), and ecological context (community environment, religious landscape, etc.).


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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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