ERIC Number: ED467452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Faith-Based Solutions: What Are the Legal Issues? Hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session (June 6, 2001).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This document presents witness testimonies addressing faith-based charities that offer critically needed social services through publicly funded and professionally managed programs. Specifically, the hearing discusses the possibility of extensive expansion of government involvement in faith-based charities, and some of the legal and policy concerns that have been raised about proposed expansions of charitable choice by religious leaders, civil rights leaders, and American citizens. Following opening statements from Senators Orrin G. Hatch, Patrick J. Leahy, and Arlen Specter, witnesses present testimonies on their experiences, thoughts, and concerns regarding the charitable choice approach to government funding of social services. The panelists included Rev. Charles Adams, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church; John L. Avery, National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors; Nathan J. Diament, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America; Carl H. Esbeck, Department of Justice; Rev. W. Wilson Goode, Amachi Program; Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Douglas Laycock, University of Texas; Edward Morgan, Christian Herald Association; Hon. Rick Santorum, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania; Hon. Robert Scott, U.S. Representative from Virginia; Rev. Eliezer Valentin-Castanon, United Methodist Church; and Rabbi David Zwiebel, Agudath Israel of America. (GCP)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Financial Support, Government Role, Hearings, Legal Problems, Philanthropic Foundations, Public Policy, Religious Discrimination, Religious Organizations, Social Services, State Church Separation
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.