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Copyright (c) 2000 Rutgers University School of Law - Camden  
Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion

ARTICLE: Debate 1: The Role of Religious Institutions in Providing Social Services and Education in Neglected Communities; Reports from the Field

1999 / 2000

1 Rutgers J. Law & Relig. 3

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Moderator: Richard D. Glovsky *, Panelists: Rabbi David Saperstein **, The Honorable Rev. Floyd H. Flake, D. Min. *** and Mark V. Scott +

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++ Lead Articles Editor Georgette Miller wrote this summary.

This discussion presents the audience practical and logistical measures that three religious institutions have taken in their attempts to provide social services and education to the needy.

The panelists describe the vast array of services that each institution offers. They further explain how each institution attempts to coexist with and receive funding from the government, yet still maintain their own autonomy. The panelists also describe how their respective institutions have enacted measures so that they receive necessary funding and escape the perception that they are violating the separation of church and state as so stated in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

These three institutions stand as models as to how religious institutions can fulfill their mandates to help the needy with aid from the government.

MR. BERKOWITZ:

It is now my great pleasure to introduce Dick Glovsky, who is the head of our Civil Rights Committee at the Anti-Defamation League ["ADL"]. 1

Dick.

(Applause.)

MR. GLOVSKY:

As you have heard, many people helped to make today a reality. I particularly want to thank Jerry Green, David Rosenberg, Rita Hunter, and Cal Simon for all of their effort in making today possible.

As our National Chair Howard Berkowitz has pointed out, ADL believes that one of the great achievements of our Constitution is that it created a framework in which religions flourish with a strength and diversity unparalleled in human history. ADL believes that a culture ...
 
 
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