Sanctioning Religion? : Politics, Law, and Faith-based Public Services
Does federal funding of a church's welfare-to-work program constitute government endorsement of a particular religion? Do religious organizations that accept public funds lose the legal autonomy needed to preserve their religious identity and mission? Wading into the constitutional battle over whether government can/should enlist the help of religious organizations in delivering social services, Sanctioning Religion? investigates the potential - as well as the perils - of mixing religion and politics in the United States.
- Hardback | 250 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 430.92g
- 06 Jun 2005
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
Table of contents
Introduction: Faith-Based Initiatives in the Limelight - the Editors. Religion, the Constitution, and Charitable Choice - the Editors. Constraints of the Establishment Clause. Introduction - the Editors. Religion, Rehabilitation, and the Criminal Justice System - S. Kennedy. When Does Mentoring Become Proselytizing? - D.K. Ryden. A Church-Based Welfare-to-Work Partnership - H.R. Unruh and J.W. Sinha. The First Amendment Rights of Religious Organizations. Introduction - the Editors. Should Catholic Charities Have to Pay for Contraceptive Drugs? - J. Orr. Federal Funding and Religion-Based Employment Decisions - M. Rogers. Balancing Pragmatic and Theoretical Considerations. Introduction - the Editors.
A superlative book. This very useful collection of case studies provides detailed descriptions of exactly what such imprecise constitutional provisions as 'establishment,' 'excessive entanglement,' and 'free exercise' mean in the trenches. - Ted Jelen, University of Nevada Las Vegas