Sanctioning Religion?

Sanctioning Religion? : Politics, Law, and Faith-based Public Services

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 12.7mm | 317.52g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588263436
  • 9781588263438

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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 Vegasshow more

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.show more