Transcript: Government Partnerships With Faith-Based Organizations—Looking Back, Moving Forward

Source Organization: Pew Research Center

Speaker: Joshua DuBois, Stephen Goldsmith and Richard Nathan

Venue: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life


06/11/2009 - The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, established by President Barack Obama, plans to expand partnerships between the government and faith-based and community organizations for the delivery of social services. What lessons can be learned from the preceding eight years of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives under President George W. Bush? What challenges and opportunities lie ahead? 

To discuss these issues, the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life invited Joshua DuBois, the executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships; Stephen Goldsmith, an adviser on faith-based partnerships in the Bush White House and the former mayor of Indianapolis; and Richard Nathan, co-director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government and the former director of the Roundtable on Religion & Social Welfare Policy, which on June 11 released its final report, "Taking Stock: The Bush Faith-Based Initiative and What Lies Ahead."

Speakers:
Joshua DuBois, Executive Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Stephen Goldsmith, Director, Innovations in American Government Program, Harvard University
Richard Nathan, Co-Director, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

Moderator:
Luis Lugo, Director, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Read the full transcript Government Partnerships With Faith-Based Organizations: Looking Back, Moving Forward on the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life's Web site.

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