Leaving Faith Organizations out in the Cold

Center for American Progress: “Government spending cuts will hurt faith-based organizations’ efforts in two ways. First, these cuts will reduce their operating budgets. And second, they will also increase the demand on their services by forcing even more people to seek help. Only 7 percent of nonprofits reported in 2010 that the demand for their services decreased. At the same time, only 51 percent said they could meet the demand…

To be clear, faith leaders are not asking the government to continue spending at an unsustainable level. They understand the need to be financially responsible and prudent. Instead, they are asking members of Congress to live up to the moral standards and core principles on which our nation was founded. Every human being has inherent dignity and worth. We all have certain inalienable rights. And we are connected to each other in good times and bad.”

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