The Limits of Faith: Funding Faith-Based Social Services

dc.contributor.advisorDesoto, Bill
dc.contributor.authorMiles, Thomas D.
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-23T17:31:23Z
dc.date.available2020-07-23T17:31:23Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.description.abstractSince Charitable Choice was expanded in 2001, its implementation has been plagued by questions. Members of Congress immediately expressed hesitation about whether or not to authorize funding for faith-based organizations (FBO’s) amid questions of their constitutionality. The Supreme Court has similarly struggled, issuing conflicting rulings pertaining to the limits of free speech and the separation of church and state. More recently, social scientists have begun to question the claim that religious organizations are more efficacious at providing social services. This paper examines these issues and concludes that while religious organizations do provide valuable services primarily for their parishioners, the balance of the evidence does not support the continued expansion of the faith-based initiative as a government-funded method of social service delivery.
dc.description.departmentPolitical Science
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent74 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.identifier.citationMiles, T. D. (2008). <i>The limits of faith: Funding faith-based social services</i> (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10877/12156
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectFaith-based
dc.subjectFederal aid
dc.subjectPublic welfare
dc.subjectGovernment policy
dc.subjectChurch charities
dc.subjectFinance
dc.subjectHuman services
dc.titleThe Limits of Faith: Funding Faith-Based Social Services
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentPolitical Science
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University--San Marcos
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
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