President Jimmy Carter became involved with Habitat for Humanity in and has since become its highest profile proponent. He has been involved in fund-raising and publicity as well as actual homebuilding, taking part in the annual Jimmy Carter Work Project "blitz build". This was the second national Home Builders Blitz program, which was begun on the local level in in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Sadly, it has also been caught in partisan and ideological cross-fire. In many communities where disinvestment and discrimination exacerbate the problems of addiction, family disintegration, and violence, churches and community-based charities are often the only institutions still there and able to address the pervasive poverty of their neighbors.
The Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives takes the lead in promoting, strengthening and expanding grassroots and faith-based services to overcome poverty. These Offices review polices and programs to remove unnecessary obstacles that may prevent faith-based and community organizations from entering partnerships with the federal government on the same terms as other groups.
The changes are intended to clarify that religious entities are able to participate in these programs on the same basis as other organizations.
Staff will also monitor bills affecting the right of religious organizations to prefer co-religionists in hiring. Catholic social teaching and the principle of subsidiarity have long stressed the importance of small and intermediate-sized communities or institutions in exercising moral responsibility.
The USCCB supports increased resources for faith-based and community-based mediating institutions that are pursuing creative, responsive and effective solutions with the potential to help people gain independence from violence, addiction and poverty.
Faith-based groups should be allowed to participate in federally-funded programs to meet social needs on the same terms as other groups, without changing their fundamental nature or facing discrimination because of their religious identity.Get Full Text in PDF. Table of Contents.
Introduction; Tools and Measures; Measures of National Income; Need for New Theory; Measures and Indicators; Characteristics of a Successful Indicator. Why do so many attempts to eradicate poverty fail? Leila Janah reveals why in this interview, plus the easy way that we can all become part of the solution.
Bush Promotes Faith-Based Poverty Initiatives. By JOSH to regulate religion through the faith-based initiative," said Robert Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Any links to external websites in this report were working correctly at the time of publication.
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The Addictions Recovery Program (ARP) offers a variety of services to individuals with issues brought on by their substance abuse. Tennessee residents eighteen and older who have a substance use disorder or co-occurring disorder may be eligible based on a formal screening and assessment.