Definitions

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  • adj. based on religious faith
  • adj. of civic associations connected with religious groups, specifically of such organizations sponsored by government funds

Etymologies

faith+based. The political sense emerges in the 1970s to 1980s. The term "faith-based organization" dates from 1971. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Meyer Gottlieb, president of Samuel Goldwyn films, which helped distribute Fireproof, calls the faith-based audience "huge and underserved."

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • This is something more than the faith-based pledge of allegiance suggested by mega-churches and multimillionaire television evangelists.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Intriguingly, even 76 percent of Black Protestants and 77 percent of Jews—the two religious traditions where, as we will show, faith-based political mobilization is most common—object to political persuasion by religious leaders.

    American Grace

  • “In his State of the Union Address, President Bush announced a three-year, $600 million federal treatment initiative to help addicted Americans find needed treatment from the most effective programs, including faith-based and community-based organizations.”

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • As faith-based programs are becoming all the more common, stories like that of Joseph Hanas are also becoming more common.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • In recent years, the federal government has significantly increased the availability of funds for drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and has expressly authorized faith-based organizations to receive government money to provide these services.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Government support for faith-based organizations has exactly this effect.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Government funding is critical to the work that faith-based organizations like World Vision and Catholic Relief Services do around the world to bring millions of children and families out of poverty, and public-private partnerships pioneered by foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that are saving millions of lives.

    Jim Wallis: What Would Jesus Cut?

  • Government funding is critical to the work that faith-based organizations like World Vision and Catholic Relief Services do around the world to bring millions of children and families out of poverty, and public-private partnerships pioneered by foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that are saving millions of lives.

    Jim Wallis: What Would Jesus Cut?

  • RNS Domino's Pizza magnate Tom Monaghan has stepped down from leading the conservative Catholic university he founded near Naples, Fla., and named the former director of the White House faith-based office as president.

    Towey Named President Of Catholic Ave Maria University

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