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Taking Stock: The Bush Faith-Based Initiative and What Lies Ahead

Few matters of domestic public policy were more closely associated with President George W. Bush than his often controversial efforts to expand government partnerships with faith-based providers of social services. Chief among the innovations used to realize this expanded partnership was the creation of the high-profile White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

Taking Stock: The Bush Faith-Based Initiative and What Lies Ahead, the final report by the Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy, explores the methodical character, breadth, depth and scale of the Bush Faith-Based and Community Initiative and looks ahead to President Barack Obama’s approach to continuing service partnerships between the government and religious groups.

All final report documents are in PDF.

Final Report

Full Report (June 11, 2009)

Final Report by Chapter