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Faith, Politics, and PowerThe Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives$
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Rebecca Sager

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195391763

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391763.001.0001

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The Historical Role of Religion in Government Social Services and the Development of the Faith‐Based Initiatives

The Historical Role of Religion in Government Social Services and the Development of the Faith‐Based Initiatives

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Faith, Politics, and Power
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Rebecca Sager (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391763.003.0002

Since 1996 states have created a variety of faith‐based practices, such as adding faith‐based members to advisory boards or creating programs that help faith‐based groups write grant applications. This chapter explores the history of early implementation at the state level. The data show three main ways states have altered government culture to increase the access and information going to faith‐based groups: by creating faith‐based liaison positions, by passing faith‐based legislation, and by offering faith‐based conferences. This chapter also outlines the story behind the original implementation at the state‐level, starting with Texas and then Governor George Bush, and the subsequent spread to many states, in many different forms.

Keywords:   Texas, faith‐based legislation, office of faith‐based community initiatives (OFBCI), George Bush, history, conferences

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