“TheFaith-Based Initiative and the Freedom of the Church”
Theauthor of the article is credible because he has been cited in onearticle and has written numerous articles.
Heelucidates on the strict separation of the church and the state heseeks to determine the adverse impacts of this regulation[CITATION Vel06 l 1033 ].
Heexamines the Employment Division vs. Smith case to evaluate theseparation of church and the state.
Thecourt ruled against the plaintiffs stipulating that the use of drugswas against the state’s laws. Moreover, the First Amendment did notprotect the complainants, as this law is only applicable to thehiring of a clergy[CITATION Vel06 l 1033 ].Thefaith-based organizations indulge more into acts of worship to pursuecharitable work, and provide education, among other communityservices[CITATION Vel06 l 1033 ].
“Scriptureby the ton: Bringing a spiritual perspective to daily life”
Thearticle by Questia is credible because it is an international journalthat has published many articles.
Theauthor states the significance of the Bible in the society, and howdiverse cultures have embraced and appreciated the Scriptures.
TheJordanian Bible Society sold a substantial number of Scriptures, in acommunity comprising of less than 5 percent of the entire Iraqpopulation[ CITATION Que99 l 1033 ].
Accordingto the article, the Holy Bible has been translated into numerouslanguages to reach the intended communities. The scriptures bolsterhope and restore peace.
Theissue of separation of power between the church and state has beenthere since antiquity. According to the author, the state shouldreconsider its stand so as to aid faith-based organizations in theircommunity services. The Scriptures have been utilized in a myriad ofmeditation guide books to provide encouragement and strength. The twoarticles give a financial perspective of faith-based organizations intheir endeavor to provide community services.
Questia. (1999). Scripture by the Ton Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life. The Christian Science Monitor, 1-23.
Veltri, S. C. (2006). The Faith-Based Initiative and the Freedom of the Church. Journal of Markets & Mortality, 9 (1), 147-160.