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    Success of Manhattan Faith-Based Organization Illustrates Need to Protect Conscience Rights

    A recent article in WORLD Magazine highlights the work of a New York City faith-based organization that is helping women escape poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. The Bowery Mission, known primarily for its historic men’s shelter, is one of the few faith-based charities in Manhattan that also houses a center dedicated … More

    Obama’s Faith-Based Office Shouldn’t Put So Much Faith In Government

    A recent Washington Post article reports that several faith leaders are sensing a new tone from President Barack Obama’s office on faith-based initiatives. According to Stanley Carlson-Thies, who has worked closely with the office under both Presidents Bush and Obama, rather than creating a fair playing field for the good … More

    Heritage Mourns Loss of Pastor Freddie Garcia

    Pastor Freddie Garcia, founder of Victory Fellowship in San Antonio, Texas, was known for accepting the very people others gave up on. A former drug addict himself, Pastor Garcia approached broken lives with humility and determination. Today, Heritage remembers his life as one of great faith and self-sacrifice. Faith-based and … More

    An Untapped Capacity

    Last night while talking about the importance of service, Barack Obama said: When a hurricane strikes, as it did with Katrina, we have to have a FEMA that works, which by the way, means that we should be encouraging young people, the best and the brightest, to get involved as … More

    Obama Takes the 'Faith' Out of Faith-Based Initiative

    In his speech today on faith-based programs, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) proposed that religious groups cannot compete for government contracts unless they give up their freedom to consider religion in their hiring decisions, a radical proposal that effectively repeals Charitable Choice: In order to receive federal funds to provide social … More

    Obama's Flawed Faith-Based Plan

    Details are emerging today about Sen. Barack Obama’s proposal for a new “Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.” While information is still being released, there are two immediate concerns with the proposal: The announcement emphasizes government funding — not changing the character of government to allow more space for civil … More