FBOs:  fighting poverty or the culture wars?

FBOs: fighting poverty or the culture wars?

(by Stanley Carlson-Thies) A mid-May, 2015, Catholic-evangelical summit brought together President Obama, academic experts, and faith leaders to consider how to more effectively address persistent poverty….

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Room for faith-based pre-K as federal role expands?

Room for faith-based pre-K as federal role expands?

The Obama administration wants to use federal funds and rules to get all states to make pre-K schooling broadly available. He’s backing a bill in…

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The religious hiring freedom: (more than) 50 years old!

The religious hiring freedom: (more than) 50 years old!

The fiftieth anniversary of the signing by President Lyndon B. Johnson of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, our nation’s premier civil rights law, is being…

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Obama administration acknowledges religious hiring

Obama administration acknowledges religious hiring

As a candidate for president, in July, 2008, Barack Obama announced that, while he would continue the faith-based initiative started by President Bush, he would reform it–among…

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Fed. Government Resumes Refining Guidelines for Faith-Based Funding

Fed. Government Resumes Refining Guidelines for Faith-Based Funding

On August 2, the Office of Management and Budget issued a memo to federal departments and agencies directing that they must assess their grant, contract, and other policies and practices.

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Obama Faith-Based Advisory Council Continues

Obama Faith-Based Advisory Council Continues

On April 5, President Obama issued Executive Order 13640, continuing for another two years the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. No word…

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Changes in the Obama Faith-Based Initiative

Changes in the Obama Faith-Based Initiative

In March, 2013, Melissa Rogers replaced Joshua DuBois as head of President Obama’s White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. IRFA President Stanley Carlson-Thies comments…

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Melissa Rogers is New Director of White House Faith-Based Office

Melissa Rogers is New Director of White House Faith-Based Office

President Obama hits a triple. Melissa Rogers, a noted consensus-building church-state expert, has been appointed the new director of the White House Office of Faith-Based…

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Head of White House Faith-Based Office Steps Down

Head of White House Faith-Based Office Steps Down

As the President announced at the National Prayer Breakfast, Joshua DuBois last Friday stepped down as executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based…

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Transcript of Brookings Event on Obama's Faith-Based Initiative

Transcript of Brookings Event on Obama’s Faith-Based Initiative

The Brookings Institution has now posted the transcript–along with the audio track–of its Dec. 17, 2012, event, “Four More Years for the White House Office of Faith-Based…

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