Faith-Based Initiative Gains Traction on Road; Its Ability to Solve Social Ills Needs More Research, Activists Say
Byline: Larry Witham, The Washington Times
The Bush administration's faith-based initiative is catching fire among welfare researchers and in the public imagination, even as it remains a contentious legislative and legal issue inside the Beltway.
The president's push to allow religious groups to receive welfare grants is becoming better-quantified in states as it enters a third year, though how well the initiative will solve social problem requires tougher research, according to two recent forums here.
The White House and several federal agencies have promoted the idea at the grass-roots level for the past year, and many predict that enthusiasm for it will force new court …
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Publication information: Article title: Faith-Based Initiative Gains Traction on Road; Its Ability to Solve Social Ills Needs More Research, Activists Say. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: March 16, 2003. Page number: A01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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