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  • Prayer, patronage, and personal agency in Nicaraguan accounts of receiving international aid.
    Probasco, LiErin (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 233-249.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in 2 international aid ventures in Nicaragua. Prayer enabled aid recipients to align their actions with those of donors.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Prayer; Nicaragua; Development; Charities
  • "You can vote with your feet if you want". Users' Responses to Religious Services in the Context of Food Charity in a Finnish City.
    Salonen, Anna Sofia (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 109-124.

    Based on participant observation in food assistance organizations in Tampere, Finland. Patrons did not criticize the religious services that came with the food.

    Associated Search Terms: Finland, Tampere; Social services; Charities; Participant observation
  • Vieillir au couvent: stratégies des congrégations et paradoxe des laïcités.
    Anchisi, Annick, Laurent Amiotte-Suchet, and Kevin Toffel (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 3-19.

    Study of Sisters of Charity in France & merged religious congregations in Switzerland; as members' average ages increased, they turned to care for the aging, including their own members, running facilities within government programs designed for all aged persons.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Switzerland; Catholic, France; Sisters of Charity; Orders/congregations; Gerontology
  • Initial results from a survey of two cohorts of rleigious nonprofits.
    Dollhopf, Erica J., John D. McCarthy, and Christopher P. Scheitle (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 156-165.

    Descriptive data on religious non-profits.

    Associated Search Terms: Parachurch agencies; Charities
  • Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches.
    Elisha, Omri (2011)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Based on ethnographic field work in Knoxville, Tennessee. Portrays obstacles impeding involvement of Evangelical Megachurches in social services & outreach to the poor.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Conservative, U.S.A.; United States, Tennessee, Knoxville; Social services; Participant observation; Megachurch; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Activism
  • Giving to Organizations that Help People in Need. Differences across Denominational Identities.
    Ottoni-Wilhelm, Mark (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:3: 389-412.

    Analyzes 2001- '03, & '05 panel data from the U.S.A.; there were no denominational differences among Christians in giving donations to people in need, but Jews gave more.

    Associated Search Terms: Philanthropy; Charities
  • Beyond the Congregation. The World of Christian Nonprofits.
    Scheitle, Christopher P. (2010)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Historical & quantitative data on American Protestant Christian parachurch organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Parachurch agencies; Non-profit organizations
  • Leadership Compensation in Christian Nonprofits.
    Scheitle, Christopher P. (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70:4: 384-408.

    Resources & leadership power positively predict leaership compensation in Christian non-profits (not including congregations & denominational agencies).

    Associated Search Terms: Charities
  • Charitable Choices. Philanthropic Decisions of Donors in the American Jewish Community.
    Dashefsky, Arnold, and Bernard Lazerwitz (2009)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Analyzes 1970-71 & '90 National (U.S.A.) Jewish Population Survey data, & interview data from Jewish donors & non-doners. age, income, & involvement in the Jewish community were important predictors of giving. Involvement predicted volunteering in the community & less in non-Jewish activities. Reported interviews with fund-raisers.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Charities; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Homelessness, Ecumenism, and Politics in Racine, Wisconsin.
    Olson, Laura R. (2007)
    In Paul A. Djupe and Laura R. Olson (eds.) Religious Interests in Community Conflict. Beyond the Culture Wars.

    Examines congregations sheltering the homeless.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Wisconsin, Racine; Ecumenism; Social services; Charities
  • Social Welfare.
    Cnaan, Ram A., and Charlene C. McGrew (2006)
    In Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh (ed.) Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions. New York: Springer, pp. 67-93.

    Associated Search Terms: Social Gospel movement; Charities; Social services
  • Where's the Faith in Faith-Based Organizations? Measures and Correlates of Religiosity in Faith-Based Social Service Coalitions.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, Janet Saltzman Chafetz, and Paula F. Pipes (2006)
    Social Forces 84:4: 2259-2272.

    Analyzes national survey data on faith-based social service coalitions. Governmental funding is inversely related to religiosity measures, evangelism positively related to them.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Proselytizing; State; Charities; Social services
  • Under the Radar: AIDS Ministry in the Bible Belt.
    Koch, Jerome R., and Robert E. Beckley (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 47;4: 393-408.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Churches of Christ; AIDS; Charities; Parish
  • Religion and Social-political Action: The Catholic Church, Catholic Charities, and the American Welfare State.
    Adloff, Frank (2006)
    International Review of Sociology 16:1: 1-30.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Activism; Politics, U.S.A.; Charities
  • The Community-serving Activities of Hispanic Protestant Congregations.
    Sherman, Amy L. (2006)
    In Edwin I. Hernández, Milgros Peña, Kenneth G. Davis, and Elizabeth Station (eds.) Emerging Voice, Urgent Choices. Essays on Latino/a Religious Leadership. Leiden: Brill, pp. 105-125..

    Based on a survey of Latino Protestant pastors, case studies of congregations, & information on training programs, all in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Seminary; Latino Americans; Charities; Social services
  • The Influence of Evangelicalism on Government Funding of Faith-Based Social Service Organizations.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, Janet Saltzman Chafetz, and Paula F. Pipes (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 47;4: 380-392.

    Based on a survey of social service providers; Evangelical & conservative agencies were less interested than others in receiving government funding.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Charities; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Serving up sermons: Clients' reactions to religious elements at congregation-run feeding establishments.
    Sager, Reabecca, and Laura Susan Stephens (2005)
    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 34:3: 297-315.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Social services
  • Elusive Togetherness: Church Groups Trying to Bridge America's Divisions.
    Lichterman, Paul (2005)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Participant observation study in church charities; sees institutionalized patterns of conduct frequently serving as barriers to real openness between people of different statuses.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Social services; Participant observation
  • Good Works and the Question of Self-presentation in Tenrikyo.
    Morishita, Saburo (2005)
    Nova Religio 9:2: 33-49.

    Tenrikyo members pursue good works altruistically, not for public relations.

    Associated Search Terms: Tenrikyo, Japan; Japan; Altruism; Charities
  • The Role Race Plays: Racial Differences in Social Service Provision and Political Activism among Black and White Religious Congregations.
    Brown, R. Khari (2004)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Michigan.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Charities; Activism; African Americans
  • Islam, Charity, and Activism: Middle-Class Networks and Social Welfare in Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen.
    Clark, Janine A. (2004)
    Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Yemen; Jordan; Egypt; Stratification; Islam
  • The Effectiveness and Trustworthiness of Faith-based and Other Service Organizations: A Study of Recipients' Perceptions.
    Wuthnow, Robert, Conrad Hackett, and Becky Yang Hsu (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:1: 1-17.

    Compares perceptions of social services from public, private, & faith-based agencies; the faith-based agencies are rated by service recipients as more effective & trustworthy.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; United States, Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley; Community study; Social services
  • Charitable Choice: Religion, Race, and Poverty in the Post-Welfare Era.
    Bartkowski, John P., and Helen A. Regis (2003)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based on a limited number of interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Mississippi; Race; Charities
  • Processes of secularization in contemporary India: Guru faith in the Mata Amritanandamayi Mission.
    Warrier, Maya (2003)
    Modern Asian Studes 37:1: 423-451.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Hindu, India; India, Kerala; Secularization
  • Where's the Religion? Distinguishing Faith-Based from Secular Social Service Agencies.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, Paula F. Pipes, Janet Saltzman Chafetz, and Martha Daniels (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:3: 411-426.

    Based on a survey of aid-to-the-homeless agencies in Houston; religiously-based agencies identified themselves as such, relied more on volunteers, & often employed personnel sharing their own faith identities.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Voluntarism; Social services; United States, Texas, Houston
  • The Invisible Caring Hand: American Congregations and the Provision of Welfare.
    Cnaan, Ram A., Stephanie C. Boddie, Femida Handy, Gaynor Yancey, and Richard Schneider (2002)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Parish
  • Faith-based Coalitions, Social Services, and Government Funding.
    Pipes, Paula F., and Helen Rose Ebaugh (2002)
    Sociology of Religion 63:1: 49-68.

    Most church-based social services are delivered by coalitions & other supra-congregational agencies, not by congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: State; United States, Texas, Houston; Charities
  • Religious Variations in Public Presence. Evidence from the National Congregations Study.
    Chaves, Mark, Helen M. Giesel, and William Tsitsos (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 108-128.

    Analyzes 1998 National Congregations Studydata; focuses on activities of congregations. Compares 6 mainline Protestant, other Protestant, & Catholic congregations activism.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Politics, U.S.A.; Education; Charities; Activism; Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Connecting Mainline Protestant Churches with Public Life.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 129-158.

    Based on 1997-98 interviews with representatives from a sample of U.S. congregations; compares mainline Protestant, conservative Protestant, African American, & Catholic congregations' civic activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Activism; African Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • The Religious Varieties of Ethnic Presence: A Comparison Between a Taiwanese Immigrant Buddhist Temple and an Evangelical Christian Church.
    Chen, Carolyn (2002)
    Sociology of Religion 63:2: 215-238.

    An "other-worldly" Buddhist Taiwanese American temple was more engaged in the host society than was an "inner-worldly" Christian Evangelical counterpart since the Buddhists felt more "foreign" & in need of proving themselves with charities.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; Otherworldliness; Charities; Participant observation; Comparative; Inner-worldly; Taiwanese Americans
  • Altruism and Charitable Activities of New Religions in Japan: Theoretical Perspectives.
    Inaba Keishin (2001)
    Asian cultural Studies 27: 7-18.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Japan; Altruism; New religions
  • Immigrant Congregations as Social Service Providers: Are they Safety Nets for Welfare Reform?
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, and Paula F. Pipes (2001)
    In Paula D. Nesbitt (ed.) Religion and Social Policy. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 95-110.

    Relatively few immigrant congregations in Houston provided social services; they facilitate access to such through informal networks.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Network; Migrant; Charities; Social services
  • Islam, Women's Organizations, and Political Rights for Women.
    Meyer, Katherine, Helen Rizzo, and Yousef Ali (2001)
    In Paula D. Nesbitt (ed.) Religion and Social Policy. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 111-127.

    Analyzes 1996 Kuwaiti survey data & 1998 data on Kuwaiti service organizations & professional societies; Islamic orthodoxy was inversely, & professional association membership was positively, related to favoring women's political participation.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Women; Islam, Kuwait; Kuwait; Charities; Shi'ite, Kuwait; Sunni, Kuwait
  • Religion and the New Immigrants. Continuities and Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (2000)
    Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira.

    After a number of Houston, Texas, case studies by various authors, Ebaugh & Chafetz synthesize the observations in thematic chapters (pp. 325-463).

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; Polity; Women; Charities; Ethnic; Language; Urban; Minority; Parish; Migration
  • Visions of Charity: Volunteer Workers and Moral Community.
    Allahyari, Rebecca Anne (2000)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Field study of 2 outreach services to the homeless--Loaves and Fishes (Catholic Worker) & Salvation Army--in Sacramento, California.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Sacramento; Charities; Participant observation; Catholic Worker; Salvation Army, U.S.A.
  • Financial Worship: The Quranic Injunction to Almsgiving.
    Benthall, Jonathan (1999)
    Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 5:1:27-42.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam; Charities; Almsgiving
  • Religious Congregations and Welfare Reform: Who Will Take Advantage of "Charitable Choice"?
    Chaves, Mark (1999)
    American Sociological Review 64:6: 836-846.

    Analyzes 1998 U.S. congregation survey data; about 1/3 of all congregations, especially liberal & moderate ones, & African American ones were open to pursuing governmental funds for providing social services.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; State; Social services
  • Organizing God's Work.
    Harris, Margaret (1998)
    New York: St. Martin's Press.

    Studies the role of 4 parishes in delivering social services in Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Afro-Caribbean British; Jewish, Great Britain; Church of England; Pentecostal, Great Britain; Catholic, Great Britain; Charities; Great Britain; Organization
  • The Effect of Religious Orientation on International Relief and Development Organizations.
    Kniss, Fred, and David Todd Campbell (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:1: 93-103.

    Examines 63 U.S. religiously-based foreign relief & development agencies; they differ in legitimations directed toward constituents more than in programs.

    Associated Search Terms: Philanthropy; Legitimation; Charities
  • The Ecumencial Outreach Coalition: A Case Study of Converging Interests and Network Formation for Church and Community Cooperation.
    Koch, Jerome R., and Doyle Paul Johnson (1997)
    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 26: 343-358.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Social services; Charities
  • Learning to Care.
    Wuthnow, Robert (1995)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on interviews with U.S. high school students involved in voluntary service; religion is a resource.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Students, secondary; Socialization; Charities
  • Etica sociale e attività di welfare delle nuove religioni. Il caso del Tenrikyo e del Rissho Koseikai.
    Kisala, Robert (1993)
    Religioni e società 8/17: 36-46.

    Altruistic ethics in the 2 groups, & a desire for public acceptance, led to philanthropic works that transcended concerns for personal improvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; New religions; Japan; Tenrikyo; Rissho Kosei-kai; Charities
  • Metropolitan Residential Environments and Church Organizational Activities.
    Guest, Avery, and Barrett A. Lee (1987)
    Sociological Analysis 47:4: 335-354.

    Analyzes data from 1981 questionnaires sent to church officials in Seattle & Nashville; shows community service programs varying most with degree to which the churches are integrated into the local community.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Activism; United States, Washington, Seattle; Urban; Parish; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • Contradictions Between Expressive and Strategic Languge in Policy Documents of Catholic Hospitals and Welfare Organizations: Trials Instead of Liturgies as Means of Social Control.
    Dobbelaere, Karel (1982)
    Annual Review of the Social Sciences of Religion 1982: 107-131.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Social control; Charities; Medical
  • The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd 1835-1977--A Study in Cultural Adaptation.
    Eisikovits, Rivka A. (1978)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Minnesota. [DA 39:2 A, p. 627]

    History of the international congregation, & participant observation in an American local community.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Sisters; Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd; Participant observation
  • Some Organizational Determinants of Orientation to Change: A Case Study of the Attitudes of Women Religious to the Call for "Aggiornamento" in the Catholic Church.
    Calabro, William Vincent (1976)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, New York University. [DA 37:9 A, p. 6067]

    New York Metropolitan area study of the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul; United States, New York, New York; Orders/congregations
  • Skidders and Their Servants: Variable Goals and Functions of the Skid Road Rescue Mission.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Armand L. Mauss (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:4: 421-436.

    Observation & interview study of skid road missions in Seattle, showing their official objectives not being achieved but personal goals of leaders & clientele successfully realized.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Urban; Latent function; United States, Washington, Seattle
  • Conflict and consensus around Jewish welfare fund allocations: An interpretation.
    Weinberger, Paul (1972)
    Jewish Social studies 34: 354-364.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Jewish, U.S.A.; Charities
  • An Elaboration and Test of a Secularization Hypothesis in Terms of Open-systems Theory of Organization.
    Westhues, Kenneth (1971)
    Social Forces 49:3: 460-469.

    Catholic Church involvement in education & social welfare is related to minority status & ethnicity, & to the modernity & perceived hostility of environments. Uses American states as units.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Secularization; Minority; Education; Charities; Ecology; Systems theory; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • La foi religieuse dans les milieux ruraux.
    Grygiel, Stanislaw, and Joseph Tischner (1968)
    Social Compass 15:3/4: 276-277.

    Synthesis of a study published in Polish. In a world exposed to outside influences that question everything, religion is judged on a pragmatic criterion--e.g., whether it promotes charitable activity.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; Catholic, Poland; Poland; Charities; Consequential dimension
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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