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Church and the Free Market: Dilemmas in Church Welfare Agencies Accepting Contracts from Governments
     

Church and the Free Market: Dilemmas in Church Welfare Agencies Accepting Contracts from Governments

by Alan Nichols (Editor), Maureen Postma (Editor), Nichols Alan (Editor), Paul Oslington
 
Politics and religion combine Australian governmenrs contract out welfare services to church welfare agencies. This practice, relatively new in public policy in Australia, raises questions of the autonomy of church agencies, maintenance of their distinctively Christian value base, and the extent to which the church is being coopted into government policy. Australian

Overview

Politics and religion combine Australian governmenrs contract out welfare services to church welfare agencies. This practice, relatively new in public policy in Australia, raises questions of the autonomy of church agencies, maintenance of their distinctively Christian value base, and the extent to which the church is being coopted into government policy. Australian economists, theologians, and politicians contribute to this collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781920691035
Publisher:
ATF Press
Publication date:
12/09/2002
Pages:
94
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.27(d)

Meet the Author

Rev Alan Nichols is an Anglican priest of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. He is a Senior Fellow in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne.

Maureen Postma is General Secretary of the Victorian Council of Churches.

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