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Government Partnership with Faith-Based Groups

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How is the government partnering with faith-based groups to provide social services to low income people in need? This week the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships will be in Oregon to provide an update about the nature and scope of its work with local groups.

Does your church or faith-based group partner with the federal government to provide services to people? How is it working? What questions do you have about the federal government providing support to faith-based groups?


  • Alexia Kelly: Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at HHS
  • David Leslie: Executive director of Ecumenical Ministries Oregon
  • Bruce Adams: President of the Columbia chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State  
  • Arif Humayun: President and co-founder of Circle of Peace, an interfaith group
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OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 24, 2012