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An Introduction to the Faith‐Based Initiatives

Rebecca Sager

in Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391763
eISBN:
9780199866304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391763.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While most research has focused on federal faith‐based initiatives, what has gone largely unnoticed has been how extensive state faith‐based initiatives have become. State faith‐based initiatives are ... More


Religion, Policy, and Politics: Institutionalizing Religion within State Government

Rebecca Sager

in Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391763
eISBN:
9780199866304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391763.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While some see faith‐based initiatives as ephemeral, there is reason to believe that they can impact policy in the future by reshaping how the United States views the norm of church‐state separation. ... More


A Typology of Faith-Based Organizations and Programs

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The term “faith-based organizations” is inadequate because no clear definition exists of what it means to be “faith-based”. This chapter proposes an inductively derived typology to capture the ... More


Faith in Markets

Stephen Hopgood and Leslie Vinjamuri

in Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199916023
eISBN:
9780199950447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916023.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a glimpse of the strategies and decisions made within the humanitarian marketplace. It introduces World Vision International, which is one of the dominant organizations ... More


Contested Sexualities and Shared Concerns: Power Dynamics in a Transnational Network of Faith-Based Organisations

Brenda Bartelink and Erik Meinema

in Strings Attached: AIDS and the Rise of Transnational Connections in Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265680
eISBN:
9780191771910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265680.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyses how contested understandings of sexuality and sex education for young people are put into practice in the transnational social field of development. It does so by focusing on ... More


A Comparison of Faith-Based and Secular Nonprofit Service Providers

Scott W. Allard

in Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120356
eISBN:
9780300152838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120356.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the differences and similarities between secular and faith-based organizations by comparing the service provision across secular nonprofit organizations and various types of ... More


Faith and the voluntary sector in urban governance: distinctive yet similar?

Rachael Chapman

in Faith in the public realm: Controversies, policies and practices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420305
eISBN:
9781447302285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420305.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter examines the role of faith-based organisations in British urban governance from the 1990s onwards. It determines whether faith-based organisations have characteristics that set them ... More


Charting the Path of Justice in Peacebuilding

Aaron P Boesenecker and Leslie Vinjamuri

in Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199364862
eISBN:
9780199364893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364862.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Contestation pervades the politics of justice during periods of violent conflict, and also in subsequent peacebuilding initiatives. This chapter considers the principled contestation over justice ... More


Religious literacy and social work: the view from Australia

Beth R. Crisp

in Religious literacy in policy and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447316657
eISBN:
9781447316725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316657.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

In the latter half of the 20th century, the developing professionalisation of social work was sometimes regarded to be a direct consequence of secularisation of the profession. Furthermore, social ... More


‘If You Cannot Control Yourself’: Christian Leaders as HIV Preventers in Malawi

Anaïs Bertrand-Dansereau

in Strings Attached: AIDS and the Rise of Transnational Connections in Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265680
eISBN:
9780191771910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265680.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In Malawi, as elsewhere in southern Africa, faith-based organisations (FBOs) have been integrated in the official response to HIV/AIDS. This new role, and the funding that accompanies it, has ... More


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