"One legacy of the faith-based initiative is the research and reflection it has inspired on religion and social services. This book combines close examination of Indiana's version of the faith-based initiative with informative discussion of the initiative's history and lively assessment of the constitutional issues it raises. It is an important contribution to the literature on the faith-based initiative's causes, consequences, and complexities. Beyond the faith-based initiative, Kennedy and Bielefeld deepen our understanding of religion's longstanding and ongoing role in our social welfare system."—Mark Chaves, professor of sociology, University of Arizona
About the Author
Sheila Suess Kennedy
is associate professor of law and public policy in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. She previously served as executive director of the Indiana Civil Liberties Union and is an associate editor of the scholarly journal Policy Sciences
, a columnist for the Indianapolis Star
, and author of several books including What's a Nice Republican Girl Like Me Doing at the ACLU?
, Free Expression in America
, and To Market, To Market: Reinventing Indianapolis
(coauthored with Ingrid Ritche).Wolfgang Bielefeld
is professor of public affairs in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. He is the coeditor of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
and coauthor of Nonprofit Organizations in an Age of Uncertainty.