Charitable Choices: Religion, Race, and Poverty in the Post Welfare Era

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Index
Addams, Jane, 45, 46. See also Progressive Era
Age and generation, 20, 91, 103, 131, 134, 147, 154, 157
elderly and retirees, 29, 39, 87, 92, 153, 165
Aid to Dependent Children (ADC). See Social welfare programs
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). See Social welfare programs, state-sponsored
Alabama, 102
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, 7. See also Politics, separation of church and state
Anti-Defamation League, 8. See also Religion
Appalachia, 52, 82, 168
Ashcroft, John, 6
principal architect of charitable choice while Missouri senator, 6
religious convictions of, 6
as U.S. Attorney General, 6
Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor. See Charitable organization societies (of scientific charity movement)
Becker, Penny Edgell, 17
Bible, 40, 45, 46, 54
Abraham, 134
Acts of the Apostles, 68, 156
Adam, 134
Apostles of Jesus Christ, 62, 156
Bible Belt, 160–161
Bible tracts and Bible tract societies, 41
Biblical injunctions against judgment, 17
Christian gospel, 32–33, 128, 130, 139, 140
Good Samaritan, 17, 72
laborers in the vineyard, 17
lambs and goats metaphor, 17
least of God’s children, 17, 158
literal interpretation of, 93
message of equality in, 130, 139
prophets, 134
ten talents, 17
wheat versus chaff metaphor, 17
Boston, 34
city fire of 1760, 34
Tea Party, 34
Boundary work, 3, 17, 161, 172, 174
as between-group alliances and within-group ties, 19
reinforcement versus transformation of social boundaries, 3, 17, 19–21, 31–33, 129, 134, 145–150, 152, 156–159, 174–175, 177–178
and social capital, 109, 129, 133, 172, 174
Bremner, Robert, 34
Brown v. Board of Education, 54
Buddhist, 9, 134, 137, 159, 176
public support for government funding of Buddhist temple, 9
Buffalo, New York, 41
Bush, George W., 5–6, 8, 185
advocacy of civic volunteering, 6
born-again experience of, 5
favorite political philosopher, 5
invocation of Christian aphorism, “Love thy neighbor,” 6
as Texas governor, 6
Byrd, Senator, 49
Calvary, 152
Calvin, John, 9, 11, 12, 13
Calvinism, 11, 30–32, 36
asceticism, austerity, and economic productivity, 11, 31
elect and damned, 11
predestination, 11, 32, 36
signs of election, 11
and social class, 30–31
theology of poverty relief in colonial America, 30–31
Cammisa, Anne Marie, 42–43, 53
Caribbean, 82
Catholic, 6, 9, 25–26, 40, 42–43, 51–52, 58–59, 134, 175, 183
baptism, 125
Canadian, 45
Catholic Charities, 10, 55–56, 59, 173
Catholic Protectory of New York, 41
centralized structure of, 173
conservative Catholic politician Tommy Thompson, 6
First Communion, 126
French, 45
godparenting, 124–126, 139–140, 175
immigration by, 41, 43, 56, 58
Irish, 45
Italian, 45
Hispanic migrants, itinerant ministry to, 25–26, 71, 121–131, 138–141, 175, 190n. 1 (ch. 6)
Knights of Columbus, 45
and non-Catholic poor, 56
parallel relief institutions of, 41, 59
presence in Mississippi, 181
priest recruitment, 128
public support for government funding of Catholic Churches, 9
religious heritage among Hispanics, 125
sacramental, 126–127
St. Vincent de Paul, 41
subsidiarity and collective responsibility, 55–56, 139, 173
and union organizing, 51
Vatican II, 56
Central America, 82, 168
Charitable choice and faith-based welfare reform. See also Poverty relief strategies of faith-based organizations; Religious benevolence
advocacy and criticisms of, 5, 7–8, 87, 158, 171, 177
caricatures, stereotypes, and media coverage of, 2, 7, 104
charitable choice defined, 1–2, 3–4
Charitable Choice Act of 2001, 6–8

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Charitable Choices: Religion, Race, and Poverty in the Post Welfare Era
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • 1 - The Welfare Revolution and Charitable Choice 1
  • 2 - Social Welfare and Faith–Based Benevolence in Historical Perspective 27
  • 3 - Faith–Based Poverty Relief 60
  • 4 - A Tale of Two Churches 86
  • 5 - Debating Devolution 101
  • 6 - Invisible Minorities 121
  • 7 - Street–Level Benevolence at the March for Jesus 142
  • 8 - Charitable Choice 160
  • Appendix- Milieu and Method 179
  • Notes 188
  • Bibliography 192
  • Index 204
  • About the Authors 214
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