Source: The Dallas Morning News
On July 7, 2001, The Dallas Morning News published a list of primers for faith groups that want to seek out government funding for their service programs. The Charitable Choice Handbook for Ministry Leaders and A Guide to Charitable Choice are published by the Center for Public Justice (http://www.cpjustice.org/), a "Christian outfit that promotes involvement." Ten Good Questions is issued by the Polis Center, a research center at Indiana-Purdue University (http://www.polis.iupui.edu/). The United Methodists publish Community Ministries and Government Funding (http://gbgm-umc.org/news/2001/june/faith.htm). The Welfare Information Network's "massive site" is at http://www.welfareinfo.org/faithbase.htm. FirstGov at http://www.firstgov.gov/ provides an overview of thousands of programs. At the American Public Human Services site, http://www.aphsa.org/, social service groups can link to state-level departments. National freelance consultants include Polaris Services (http://www.polarisgrantscentral.net/) and Faith Works Consulting (http://www.faithworksconsulting.com/). The Faith Service Forum (http://www.faithservice.org/ is a coalition of consultants. The Baptist Joint Committee and the Interfaith Alliance have issued criticism of Bush' initiative: http://www.interfaith-alliance.org/.