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President Trump Signs Executive Order on a Faith Initiative

Dear Clients and Friends,

Yesterday President Trump issued an Executive Order on the Establishment of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative.

Here are some highlights:

“The executive branch wants faith-based and community organizations, to the fullest opportunity permitted by law, to compete on a level playing field for grants, contracts, programs, and other Federal funding opportunities. The efforts of faith-based and community organizations are essential to revitalizing communities, and the Federal Government welcomes opportunities to partner with such organizations through innovative, measurable, and outcome-driven initiatives.”

“The Advisor shall make recommendations to the President, through the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, regarding changes to policies, programs, and practices that affect the delivery of services by faith-based and community organizations.”

“….. identify and propose means to reduce, in accordance with Executive Order 13798 and the Attorney General’s Memorandum of October 6, 2017, (complete text in Church Legal Center blog entry November 3, 2017) burdens on the exercise of religious convictions and legislative, regulatory, and other barriers to the full and active engagement of faith-based and community organizations in Government-funded or Government-conducted activities and programs.”

Read the complete document below:

May 3, 2018 Executive Order

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