After months of work, President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships has sent him a list of proposals on revamping the White House’s faith-based program. The proposals will also set priorities for the office and will renew debate — and media coverage — of this controversial initiative.
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There is a critical shortage of affordable housing in America, and religious groups have emerged as a pivotal player in the urgent quest to increase the supply.
People who work with the homeless say they’re seeing more families, more women and children, and more people who were knocked down by a job loss, divorce or domestic violence – or by jobs that paid too little and medical bills or housing that cost too much. They are also seeing more people who have [...]
Interest is growing in cohousing, a small, village-like arrangement of homes that allows for privacy but also promotes community. Cohousing began in Denmark and spread to the United States in the 1990s; it has particular appeal for seniors because it provides a supportive community in which people can stay in their own homes as they [...]