When Sacred and Secular Mix: Religious Nonprofit Organizations and Public Money

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Despite Americans' traditional emphasis on the separation of church and state, both in theory and practice, few are aware of the hundreds of millions of public dollars that flow annually to religiously based nonprofit organizations. Based on a massive nation-wide survey of nearly 800 such groups, Stephen V. Monsma's important study explores the implications of this financial partnership.
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Overview

Despite Americans' traditional emphasis on the separation of church and state, both in theory and practice, few are aware of the hundreds of millions of public dollars that flow annually to religiously based nonprofit organizations. Based on a massive nation-wide survey of nearly 800 such groups, Stephen V. Monsma's important study explores the implications of this financial partnership.
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Editorial Reviews

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Highly recommended for academics, lawyers, and political leaders.
Philanthropy
Those who advocate a high wall separating church and state- wanted to find out about and cut public funding for religious no-profits, they would do well to read Stephen V. Monsma's 'When Sacred and Secular Mix'
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Highly recommended for academics, lawyers, and political leaders.
Amitai Etzioni
This is the book on the next hot subject: plans to draw on faith-based groups for our social reconstruction. It contains evidence, provides analysis—and judgment. One of the best.
A James Reichley
Provides useful information, careful analysis, and powerful recommendations on this important problem.
Michael W. McConnell
Stephen Monsma provides powerful historical, legal, constitutional, and practical support for the idea that religious institutions should be more involved in the delivery of needed public services to all Americans. I hope the Supreme Court is reading.
Rev. Kevin Sullivan
Stephen V. Monsma's well-researched study develops an enhanced conceptual framework for the expanded role of religious-based nonprofits in implementing public policies.
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Meet the Author

Stephen V. Monsma is professor of political science and chair of the Social Science Division at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He is the author of several books on religion and politics, including Positive Neutrality: Letting Religious Freedom Ring.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Nonprofit Organizations in a Pluralistic Society Chapter 4 The Setting: Legal Principles and Public Attitudes Chapter 5 Religious Nonprofit Organizations and Public Money: Patterns Chapter 6 Mixing Sacred and Secular: Tensions and Problems Chapter 7 When Legal Principles Confuse Chapter 8 Positive Neutrality Chapter 9 Appendices Chapter 10 The Questionnaires Chapter 11 The Study Chapter 12 The Religious Practice Scale Chapter 13 Selected Bibiography Chapter 14 Index
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