Most nonprofits are used to coping with tight budgets, and faith-based nonprofits live even closer to the edge. But the current recession is testing the capabilities of nonprofit managers and the commitment of donors to an extraordinary degree. Many fear that disappointing results during the upcoming holiday giving season could be devastating.
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After politics, money is probably the most sensitive topic in religion, and one that gets much less media coverage than many other issues. Yet money is also the fuel that runs religion in the United States, and donating is boa basic tenet of every religious tradition. How much believers donate to their faith communities, or [...]
Since President Bush established the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in 2001, similar offices have been opened in eight federal departments, two federal agencies, 30 state governments and dozens of cities. The government’s effort to provide more opportunities for religious organizations to receive federal funding for social services has generated thousands of pages in [...]
Rescuers during Hurricane Katrina. Passengers on Flight 93 who crashed a plane into a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001. Neighbors who hid Jews during the Holocaust. A recent flurry of scientific studies, articles, books and conferences have explored altruism – the quality that inspires people to act selflessly to help others.
An “act of God.” More than 100,000 deaths. Unimaginable suffering and grief. An international outpouring of aid. Religion is a powerful undertow in the aftermath of the devastating South Asian tsunami. ReligionLink offers story ideas and resources for covering the story.