Stanley Carlson-Thies

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Stanley Carlson-Thies is founder and president of Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, which works to preserve religious freedom in the marketplace. He served in the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and in 2003, he created the Coalition to Preserve Religious Freedom, a multi-faith alliance of social-service, education, and religious freedom organizations that advocates to Congress, the administration, and the press for the preservation of the religious freedom of faith-based organizations. Dr. Carlson-Thies serves on a task force of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Toronto.

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Faith Based Organizations: Fighting Poverty or Cultural Wars?

Faith Based Organizations: Fighting Poverty or Cultural Wars?

| June 7, 2015

A mid-May, 2015, Catholic-evangelical summit brought together President Obama, academic experts, and faith leaders to consider how to more effectively address persistent poverty. Was this a u-turn from the churches’ focus on pro-life and marriage crusades? The Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty, at Georgetown University, co-sponsored by Georgetown’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public […]

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Rethinking Political Speech for Non-Profit Organizations

Rethinking Political Speech for Non-Profit Organizations

| October 12, 2013

An advisory commission of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has recently released recommendations for reforming the ban on electioneering by churches and other 501(c)(3) organizations. The commission has recommended that the it ought to be up to the organizations themselves to decide whether to speak about candidates. The Commission on Accountability and Policy for […]

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Melissa Rogers is New Director of White House Faith-Based Office

Melissa Rogers is New Director of White House Faith-Based Office

| April 25, 2013

President Obama hits a triple. Melissa Rogers, a noted consensus-building church-state expert, has been appointed the new director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, succeeding Joshua DuBois, who resigned in February. She was the chair of President Obama’s first Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, where she also directed its […]

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