Faith-based Initiative Raises Questions About Who Will Receive Funding

February 20, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On February 20, 2001, The New York Times reported that in the coming days, President Bush's claim that his faith-based initiatives will not favor one religion above another will be tested. Religious groups including the Hare Krishnas, the Church of Scientology, and the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, U.S.A., are some groups who anticipate applying for funding from the program. The article notes that "Mr. Bush's effort could provoke new questions about what constitutes a legitimate religion."