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Bush's faith-based initiatives to be discussed, March 26

Towey, deputy assistant to the president and director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, will speak on "Compassion, the U.S. Constitution and President Bush's Faith-Based Initiatives" on Wednesday, March 26. His lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in 104 Computer Science Building.

Towey is expected to discuss the moral, legal and political bases for President Bush's commitment to allow governmental funds to be used to assist faith-based and other community initiatives in their efforts to provide essential social services. He will talk about the effectiveness of faith-based initiatives as providers of social services, as well as First Amendment issues surrounding the provision of governmental funds to them.

This event is part of the America's Founding and Future lecture series sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions . For more information, call Seana Sugrue at (609) 258-6333.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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