Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Obama vows $500m in faith-based aid

I think you'd have to be careful with some aspects of this, but extended research shows that faith-based charities (in any faith) and substance abuse programs have more than triple the success rate in their given areas of outreach.

In Ohio, Obama said his plan would get religious charities more involved in solving the nation's social problems, including feeding the needy, helping poor children learn, and providing job training for those who need work.

Unlike Bush's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Obama said, his plan would not be used to "promote partisan interests" - and it would lay out far more money than Bush's program, which depends largely on a network of grants.