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Title Religion in philanthropic organizations : family, friend, foe? / edited by Thomas J. Davis
Edition First [edition]
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 227 pages)
Series Philanthropic and nonprofit studies
Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Contents New wineskins or new wine? The evolution of ecumenical humanitarian assistance / Elizabeth G. Ferris -- Religious ambivalence in Jewish American philanthropy / Shaul Kelner -- The price of success: the impact of news on religious identity and philanthropy / Diane Winston -- Heartbroken for God's world: the story of Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision and Samaritan's Purse / David P. King -- Catholic charities, religion, and philanthropy / Fred Karmmner, S.J. -- "Intelligent leadership in the cause of racial brotherhood": Quakers, social science, and the American Friends Service Committee's interwar racial activism / Allan W. Austin -- Religious philanthropies and government social programs / Sheila S. Kennedy -- Juggling the religious and the secular: World Visions / Susan McDonic -- Philanthropic decisions of American Jews: the influence of religious identity on charitable choices / Arnold Dashefsky and Bernard Lazerwita -- Myth vs. reality: Muslim American philanthropy since 9/11 / Shariq A. Siddiqui
Summary "Religion in Philanthropic Organizations explores the tensions inherent in religious philanthropies across a variety of organizations and examines the effect assumptions about "professional" philanthropy have had on how religious philanthropies carry out their activities. Among the organizations discussed are the Salvation Army, the World Council of Churches, and Catholic Charities USA. The essays focus on the work of one individual, Robert Pierce, founder of World Vision and Samaritan's Purse, and on more general matters such as philanthropy and Jewish identity, American Muslim philanthropy since 9/11, and the federal program that funds faith-based initiatives. The book sheds light on how religion and philanthropy function in American society, shaping and being shaped by the culture and its notions of the 'common good.'"--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Church charities -- United States.
Faith-based human services -- United States.
Humanitarianism -- Religious aspects.
Social service -- United States -- Religious aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Davis, Thomas J. (Thomas Jeffery), 1958- editor
ISBN 0253009979 (electronic bk.)
1299778003 (electronic bk.)
9780253009975 (electronic bk.)
9781299778009 (electronic bk.)
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