Obama Signs Order to Reform Faith-Based Office

November 17, 2010

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

Wire Service: RNS


President Obama signed an executive order Wednesday (Nov. 17) that reforms the White House's faith-based office in a bid to improve transparency and clarify rules for religious groups that receive federal grants.


The nine-page order reflects numerous recommendations made more than six months ago by a blue-ribbon advisory council charged with streamlining and reforming the office created under former President George W. Bush.