Generally, it is not easy to deal with the federal government. In fact, all of the administrative regulations and guidelines can be daunting with respect to small organizations. The legislation may seem complicated because of the faith-based organization, given that there are some special factors that become an integral factor when the faith-based organization interacts with the Federal Government (Franzen, A.). Recently, legislative reforms have opened up greater possibilities for a faith-based group to profit from federal government support. This article addresses some possible advantages and disadvantages or risks of these changes.The faith-based organization brings remarkable and significant resources and strength to the task of community advancement. They have a tendency to have longstanding histories in troubled neighborhoods, having stayed long after different organizations have left. This sense of duty to community combined with a mission of administration fosters the impression that the leaders of faith-based organization act on certain values and can be trusted. In addition, a faith-based organization offers a big chance to the community and congregation to develop leadership skills and serve the community in the process (Sloan, Margaret F., and Cleopatra Grizzle). Lastly, these organizations frequently have an open-door approach, and along these lines, the organizations fit in as a focal meeting place for communities, where activities are organized and different issues are discussed.
Nonetheless, some drawbacks can be associated with this policy of funding faith-based organizations. The main worry around this policy of funding faith-based organization is that tax dollars will fund religious proselytizing in the conveyance of services (Guellich, Margaret). While the reality of the matter is that no public funds can be utilized specifically for intrinsically religious exercises, perplexity may stay about state/church boundaries among some faith-based organizations.
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