Faith and Public Policy

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James R. Wilburn
Lexington Books, 2002 - Religion - 165 pages
Faith and Public Policy turns the spotlight on the role of faith in the public square and the spiritual consequences of public policymaking. The work brings together fourteen of America's most respected writers on the intersection of faith and public policy to discuss the changing roles of government, church, education, and the family. Chapters investigate such issues as inner city programs, the secularization of faith-based programs, the impact of tax policy on the family, and the status of school vouchers. Contributions by Steve Forbes and William E. Simon illustrate the deep personal faith that informs and fuels the public leadership of America's leading thinkers and political figures. Readers will find Faith and Public Policy a timely and vigorous conversation on the commingling of government and religion in America, a country eager to return to the Founding Generation's idea of a nation in covenant with God.
 

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Contents

Public Policy and Spiritual Consequences
1
The Continuing Revolution What We Can Learn from the Founding Fathers
9
Gods Country Taking the Declaration Seriously
19
Religion and American Democracy
39
Religion and Public Life
47
Charitable Choice Promise of a New Paradigm
57
Faith in InnerCity Youth New Evidence of the Efficacy of FaithBased Programs
63
Secularization of FaithBased Organizations Government Impact
75
Status Report on School Vouchers
105
A FamilyFriendly Tax System
117
Moral Freedom
125
The Moral Roots of American Society
135
My Faith and I
143
Index
155
Contributors
159
Copyright

Family and Religion The Center Beam and Foundation of a Stable Nation
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James R. Wilburn is Dean of Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy and Professor of Strategy in Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management. He is the author of several books on American history, business management, and leadership.

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