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  • Permanent deacons and non-profit directors: Comparing leadership styles among facilitators of community agencies.
    Reed, Jordan, and Joseph R. Ferrari (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:1: 21-29.

    Compares scores on leadership style scales of 203 Catholic permanent deacons & 202 male community-based social action program directors.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Catholic, U.S.A.; Deacon; Leadership
  • "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
  • Trends in addressing social needs: A longitudinal study of congregation-based service provision and political participation.
    Fulton, Brad R. (2016)
    Religions 7:5: 51-67.

    Social services have risen, political engagement lessened, but both have risen in Catholic Latino congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Congregation; Latino Americans; Politics, U.S.A.; Social services; Longitudinal
  • To educate, equip, and empower: Black church sponsorship of tutoring or literary programs.
    Barnes, Sandra L. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 111-129.

    Based on a 2000 sample survey of Black churches in the U.S.A. Shows characteristics that predict congregational sponsorship of educational programs: tutoring, literacy.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Congregation; Social services; Parish; Education
  • Prayer as a tool in Swedish Pentecostalism.
    Mahieddin, Emir (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 81-96.

    Based on participant observation of Pentecostals in a pietistic part of Sweden; focuses on changes in prayer. Physical charismatic manifestations, glossolalia, prophecy, & healing are now reserved for private prayer groups, not Sunday services. Studies the case of Swedish Pentecostals creating an orphanage in Romania.

    Associated Search Terms: Sweden, Jönköping; Glossolalia; Prayer; Prayer group; Social services; Participant observation; Pentecostal, Sweden
  • The importance of race and religion in social service providers.
    Hsu, Becky, Conrad Hackett, and Leslie Hinkson (2014)
    Social Science Quarterly 95:2: 393-410.

    Analyzes 2002 survey data from low-income respondents in northeastern Pennsylvania. The racial or ethnic identity of service providers is important to Latinos & African American recipients, & religious identity to Evangelical recipients.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; African Americans; Ethnic; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Race; United States, Pennsylvania; Latino Americans
  • Changing lives one scoop at a time: The creation of Alphabet Scoop on the Lower East Side.
    Johnson, Sheila P. (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 169-197.

    Account of an Evangelical quasi-commercial social service project.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New York, New York; Ecology; Entrepreneurialism; Social services; Urban; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • I'll think of something: Improvisation in small church service programs.
    Kapp, Deborah J. (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:2: 197-215.

    Based on field work in 2 feeding programs in Chicago, in which improvisation by staff was found to be important.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Improvisation; Leadership; Participant observation; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Claiming Society for God: Religious Movements and Social Welfare in Egypt, Israel, Italy, and the United States.
    Davis, Nancy J., and Robert V. Robinson (2012)
    Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Focuses on the caring service side of religiously orthodox movements. The 4 movements under study bypass the state in their humanistic works. 2 would and 2 would not take over the state.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Muslim Brotherhood; Salvation Army, U.S.A.; SHAS; Social services; Italy; United States; Egypt; Catholic, Italy; Jewish, Sephardim, Israel; Comunione e Liberazione; Israel; Islam, Egypt
  • Providing Human Services in Collaboration with Government: Comparing Faith-Based and Secular Organizations that Serve Homeless Veterans.
    Garrow, Eve, John Nakashima, and James McGuire (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:3: 266-281.

    Faith-based agencies fared as well as other ones in using U.S. government resources to assist homeless veterans.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Homeless; Veterans; State
  • More God, Less Crime. Why Faith Matters and How It Could Matter More.
    Johnson, Byron R. (2011)
    West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Templeton Press.

    Notes the role of religion in preventing & addressing delinquency & the prejudice among many researchers causing a neglect & denial of the facts on the matter. Presents a number of American case studies. Describes prison & post-prison programs & assesses them.

    Associated Search Terms: Drug; Deviance/social control; Social services; Delinquency; Penology; Criminology
  • Black Church Sponsorship of Economic Programs: A Test of Survival and Liberation Strategies.
    Barnes, Sandra L. (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:1: 23-40.

    Analyzes 2000 clergy sample from African American churches; conservative churches offer cash assistance to the needy while liberal ones sponsor employment programs & credit unions.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; African Americans; Liberal/conservative
  • Hidden voluntary social work: A nationally representative survey of Muslim congregations in Sweden.
    Borell, Klas, and Arne Gerdner (2011)
    British Journal of Social Work 41:5: 968-974.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Congregation; Islam, Sweden; Sweden; Voluntarism
  • Faith-based Social Services: Saving the Body or the Soul? A Research Note.
    Sager, Rebecca (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:1: 201-210.

    Participant observation & interviews with homeless clients suggest the latter do not share the spiritual goals of the faith-based service providers.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Arizona, Tucson; Participant observation; Social services
  • 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
  • Comparing Practical Theology across Religions and Denominations.
    Schneider, Jo Anne, and Patricia Wittberg, with Heidi Unruh, Jill Sinha, and John Belcher (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:4: 405-426.

    Based on key informant interviews & participation, concerning the conduct of social services.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Quaker, U.S.A.; Polity; Participant observation; African Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Comparative; Jewish, U.S.A.; Social services; Stewardship
  • Gendered congregations, gendered service: The impact of clergy gender on congregational social service participation.
    Stewart-Thomas, Michelle (2010)
    Gender, Work and Organizations 17:4: 406-432.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Gender; Parish; Social services; Clergy
  • Congregations' Significance to American Civic Life.
    Chaves, Mark (2009)
    In Paul Lichterman and C. Brady Potts (eds.) The Civic Life of American Religion. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, pp. 69-81.

    Based on Chaves, Congregations in America. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Art; Music; Parish; Social services
  • How Religion Circulates in America's Local Public Square.
    Lichterman, Paul (2009)
    In Paul Lichterman and C. Brady Potts (eds.) The Civic Life of American Religion. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, pp. 100-122.

    Ethnography of 2 settings where religion suppressed religious discourse; one group rejected religious discourse as not really religious, the other avoided 'politics.'

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Participant observation; Civil society; Discourse
  • The immigrant church as an urban service hub.
    Ley, David (2008)
    Urban Studies 45:10: 2057-2074.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Migrant; Social services
  • Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement.
    Miller, Donald E., and Tetsunao Yamamori (2008)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Pentecostal, progressive; Social services
  • Clergy as mental health service providers to older adults.
    Pickard, Joseph G., and Baorong Guo (2008)
    Aging and Menal Health 12:5: 615-624.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Gerontology; Mental health; Social services; Social support
  • The Inter-organizational Ties that Bind: Exploring the Contributions of Agency-congregation Relationships.
    Polson, Edward C. (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:1: 45-65.

    Based on interviews withsocial service agency executives in a mid-sized Texas city. Some relationships between the agencies & congregations drew congregants into community activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Social services; Community study; United States, Texas
  • Progressive Pentecostals: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement.
    Miller, Donald E. (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:4: 435-445.

    Pentecostal churches in the global expansion of their kind are involved in social services.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Pentecostal
  • Engaging fundamentalism: The case of women's NGOs in Pakistan.
    Jafar, Afshan (2007)
    Social Problems 54:3: 256-273.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Social services; Islam, Pakistan; Pakistan; Fundamentalism
  • Religion, job readiness, and employment outcomes: The case of Latter-day Saint employment resource services.
    Bartkowski, John P., Vaughn R.A. Call, Renata Forste, and Tin B. Heaton (2007)
    Research on Social Work Practice 17:2: 188-198.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Work; Social services
  • A Place on the Map: Communicating Religious Presence in Civic Life.
    Lichterman, Paul (2007)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.) Everyday Religion. Observing Modern Religious Lives. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 137-151.

    Based on participant observation in a Midwest U.S. city; examines discourse used to signal the religious motives behind a local community development & social services effort.

    Associated Search Terms: Community development; Discourse; Participant observation; Urban; Social services
  • 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
  • God and Government in the Ghetto. The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America.
    Owens, Michael Leo (2007)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Examines the decisions of African American pastors in New York City to collaborate with government; sees this as political activism.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Clergy; Politics, U.S.A.; Social services; Activism; African Americans; Housing; United States, New York, New York
  • Religion and the New Immigrants. How Faith Communities Form Our Newest Citizens.
    Foley, Michael W., and Dean R. Hoge (2007)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on participant observation & a survey of ethnic religious organizations; emphasizes the various levesl of civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Congregationalism; Activism; United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Social services; Indian Americans; Assimilation; Parish; Sikh, U.S.A.; Network; Social capital; Islam, U.S.A.; Korean Americans; Polity; Hindu, U.S.A.; Salvadoran Americans; Civic skills; Identity; Organization
  • Public Religion and Immigration Across National Contexts.
    Menjíver, Cecilia (2006)
    American Behavioral Scientist 49:11: 1447-1454.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Social services; Migration
  • Faith, Ethnicity, and Culture in Refugee Resettlement.
    Nawyn, Stephanie J. (2006)
    American Behavioral Scientist 49:11: 1509-1527.

    Examines NGOs involved in settling refugees in the United States.

    Associated Search Terms: Refugees; Social services
  • Faith-based Decisions? The Consequences of Heightened Religious Salience in Social Service Referral Decisions.
    Collett, Jessica L., Tiffiny E. Guidry; Nancy J. Martin, and Rebecca Sager (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:1: 119-127.

    Based on 2001 interviews of 19 Christian clergy using vignettes. When making referrals for social services, clergy often steer people to faith-based agencies, sometimes at the cost of quality service.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Clergy; Social services
  • Saving America? Faith-Based Services and the Future of Civil Society.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2006)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Social services
  • Charitable Choice at Work: Evaluating Faith-Based Job Programs in the States.
    Kennedy, Sheila Suess, and Wolfgang Bielefeld (2006)
    Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; State
  • 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
  • If the pastor says "Let's do it," it gets done: Success stories in Latino social ministry.
    Hernández, Edwin I., Rebecca Burwell, Marciana Popescu, Milagros Peña, and Juan Carlos Rivera (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. 153-183.

    Data from various sources, and case studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; Parish; Social services; Clergy
  • 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
  • The Other Philadelphia Story: How Local Congregations Support Quality of Life in Urban America.
    Cnaan, Ram A., with Stephanie C. Boddie, Charles C. McGrew, and Jennifer J. Kang (2006)
    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Parish; Urban; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 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.
  • Contested Accommodation in the Meso Level. Discourse Adaptation within Catholic Charities' Immigration and Refugee Services.
    Bruce, Tricia Colleen (2006)
    American Behavioral Scientist 49:11: 1484-1508.

    Catholic Charities of Los Angeles accommodated the social service context in its discourse.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Accommodation; Discourse; United States, California, Los Angeles; Participant observation; Migration; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • From Piety to Professionalism--and Back?: Transformations of Organized Religious Virtuosity.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2006)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Examines the effects of secularization of schools, charities, & hospitals on the female religious organizational sponsors; 36 focus groups conducted 1999-2000 with a missionary society, deaconesses, & Catholic sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Orders/congregations; Women; Change; Goal displacement; Deaconess; Organization; Identity; Focus group; Education; Hospital; Missionary; Secularization; Sisters
  • Funding and Good Works: Funding Sources of Faith-Based Social Service Coalitions.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, Janet Saltzman Chafetz, and Paula F. Pipes (2005)
    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 34: 433-472.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services
  • Faith-Based Social Service Organizations and Government Funding: Data from a National Survey.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, Janet Saltzman Chafetz, and Paula F. Pipes (2005)
    Social Science Quarterly 86: 273-292.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services
  • Religious Narratives, Community Service and Everyday Public Life.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (2005)
    In Mary Jo Bane, Brent Coffin, and Richard Higgins (eds.) Taking Faith Seriously. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, pp. 146-174.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Discourse
  • 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
  • Black Church Culture, Social Programs and Faith-based Policy: Using Organization Theory to Reconcile Rhetoric and Reality.
    Myers, Valerie L. (2005)
    African American Research Perspectives (Fall 2005): 116-138.

    Secondary analysis of National Congregation Study (1984) data; most African American congregations do not have associated social service programs.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Parish; African Americans; Organization
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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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