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The International Journal
of Not-for-Profit Law

Volume 6, Issue 1, September 2003

A publication of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

Table of Contents

Letter from the Editor

Religion and NGOs

Introductory Letter from the Guest Editors
W. Cole Durham, Jr. and Elizabeth A. Sewell

A Bend in the Road to Civil Society: The Effect of Russian Anti-Extremism Legislation on Not-for-Profit Organizations
Brian Gross

A Practical Comparison of the Laws of Religion of Colombia and Chile
Scott E. Isaacson

Faith-Based NGOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mojca Leban

Refah Partisi (The Welfare Party) and Others v. Turkey
Christian Moe

The Impact of the New Czech Law on Churches
Petr Pajas

Comments on the 2002 Belarusian Law "On the Introduction of Changes and Amendments to the Law of the Republic of Belarus 'On Religious Freedom and Religious Organizations'"
Melinda R. Porter

Russian Federation Constitutional Court Decisions on Russia's 1997 Law "On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Associations"
Marina Thomas

God and Caesar: Personal Reflections on Politics and Religion
Shirley Williams


Should Foundations Exist in Perpetuity?
Robert O. Bothwell

The Prohibition of Nigerian Civil Servants From Political Activities: A Necessary Derogation from Freedom of Association
Emeka Iheme

The Charity/Business Duet: Harmony or Discord?
Andrew Phillips (Lord Phillips of Sudbury)

From Benin to Baltimore: Civil Society and Its Limits
Sally J. Scott, Ph.D.


Global Civil Society: An Overview
By Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, and Regina List
Reviewed by Jonathan Nelms

The Changing and Unchanging Face of U.S. Civil Society
By Marcella Ridlen Ray

Civil Society: The American Model and Third World Development
By Howard J. Wiarda

Freedom in the World 2003: The Annual Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties
By Freedom House

Religion Returns to the Public Square: Faith and Policy in America
Edited by Hugh Heclo and Wilfred M. McClay

The State of Nonprofit America
Edited by Lester M. Salamon

Terrorism and Development: Using Social and Economic Development to Inhibit a Resurgence of Terrorism
By Kim Cragin and Peter Chalk

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Editorial Board

Religion Returns To The Public Square: Faith and Policy in America

Edited by Hugh Heclo and Wilfred M. McClay. Foreword by E.J. Dionne, Jr. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2003.
382 pp. $50 hardcover, $22.50 paper.

In the foreword, E.J. Dionne, a Washington Post columnist who is also a scholar at the Brookings Institution, cites a revealing contrast between two presidential campaigns. In 1960, he writes, presidential candidate John F. Kennedy "made the case for his own election on the grounds that his religion was not important at all to his role as a politician." Forty years later, Senator Joe Lieberman, the Democratic nominee for vice-president, adopted a starkly different approach. "He thanked God for his new public role. He spoke at length about the importance of his faith and about the legitimacy of a politician bringing his or her faith to the public arena. Unlike Kennedy, Lieberman said: My religion is really, really important to me." 

The eleven papers that follow examine such topics as secularism, the religious conscience in American constitutional law, faith in politics and in public policy, charitable choice, religion and public education, and religious influences on U.S. foreign policy. Coeditor Hugh Heclo is a professor of public affairs at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia; Wilfred M. McClay is a professor of history at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 


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