Archives

Shelter Shorts

Trespassing for the Cause Homes Not Jails (HNJ), a group advocating the use of vacant and abandoned housing for the homeless, has been busy on...

Faith-Based Management

Faith-Based Management: Leading Organizations that are Based on More than Just Mission. By Peter C. Brinckerhoff. John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1999, 250pp. Peter Brinckerhoff,...

Just Another Form of Ministry (Houston’s College of Biblical Studies)

In the late 1990’s the Houston Endowment saw a significant increase in grant requests for faith-based community development projects. It was a goal they...

Building Democracy (Faith-Based Community Organizing)

On November 7, 1999, six thousand people were listening to these messages from Fr. Richard Beck, a white Catholic priest, and the Rev. Terry...

(Un)Charitable Choices?

In Fall 2000, the “Reverend Annie” agreed to participate in a “Charitable Choice” demonstration project that would involve faith-based organizations (FBOs) in New York...

Faith Based Directory

Under the new administration, faith-based groups are going to be asked to play an increasing role in solving social ills and building sustainable communities....

Shelter Shorts

Debunking the Property Values Myth – Again!   Hear ye, hear ye. Low-income housing does not drag down nearby property values – at least not in...

Greater Boston Interfaith Organization

Massachusetts has one of the nation’s worst housing cost problems. Its rents and home prices have risen at one of the steepest rates in...

Raising Money from Religious Institutions

Religious institutions receive about half of the money given away by the private sector in America. Although these institutions use most of the money...

The New HUD Secretary

On January 24, Melquiades (Mel) Martinez was sworn in as the new HUD secretary. After his induction, Secretary Martinez vowed to address the needs...

Homeownership Tax Credits

As a candidate, George W. Bush had little to say about housing issues except to propose a $1 billion tax credit to promote homeownership....

Dispelling Myths, Offering Thanks, and Saying Goodbye

Although this issue’s focus is at the top of the news, we honestly didn’t know who would be in the White House today when...

Not By Faith Alone

On a bright summer day last year, the Rev. Richard C. Corbin, Sr. of Washington, DC’s First Rock Baptist Church proudly surveyed five beautiful...

Faith and Justice

When I tell politically progressive friends that I've started teaching a course at Harvard about religion’s impact on American politics and public policy, I...

Black Churches, Community, and Development

When people discuss “faith-based community development,” they often jump directly into a conversation on the special role of faith-based groups, assuming that the meanings...

We Can’t Be Pegged

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development, a funder of community organizing, defies right and left stereotypes to focus on justice.