Faith-based organizations, for all their controversy, have been active in this country for more than 200 years
By Kevin Ferguson
(February 28, 2006)
Faith-based organizations in the United States have been heaped with praise and criticism since Charitable Choice provisions in the 1996 Welfare Reform Act and the 2001 Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Act ended discrimination against them in the awarding of government contracts and funding. They’ve also created a lot of confusion.
Just what are faith-based organizations, or FBOs? Essentially, they include any social welfare group that is organized and motivated by a common faith. They range from miniscule congregation-based soup kitchens to multibillion-dollar service agencies."