Carlson-Thies, Stanley W.
June 2009
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Summer2009, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p931
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the faith-based initiative by former U.S. President George W. Bush. It is said that President Barack Obama declared his plan to expand and improve the initiative on July 1, 2008, when he was presidential candidate. According to the author, the primary goal of the faith-based initiative is to restructure the relationship between the government and civil society. He suggests Obama to pursue the protection of clients from unwanted religion as well as meeting the needs of those who give importance to services that include religion.


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