Can Religious Charities Take the Place of the Welfare State?

The Atlantic’s Emma Green reports that religious organizations cannot adequately replace the social welfare programs that the Trump administration has proposed to cut, which include after-school programs at schools and grants to college students. Of faith-based organizations, Mary Jo Bane, a professor at Harvard University, says, “The scale of what they do is trivial compared to what the government does.” Green writes, if the proposed overhaul of the welfare system is passed, “It would shift not just government, but the way organizations that partner with it—including a lot of religious groups—provide services to the poor and vulnerable.”

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