When President Bush announced in January his plan to support the work of religious organizations that help the poor, church-state watchdogs began growling. A "recipe for religious bigotry," some charged. Others warned that government funds for charitable groups would "stir religion's fury."
Ever since the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Americans of faith have indeed been stirred -- to relentless, sacrificial action. Rarely in the nation's history have religious communities mobilized with such unity of purpose to help their needy neighbors. And even more rarely have America's political leaders shown such good judgment in promoting their civic influence.
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