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date: 26 June 2022

Faith-Based Settingslocked

Faith-Based Settingslocked

  • Stephanie Clintonia BoddieStephanie Clintonia BoddieDiana R. Garland School of Social Work Baylor University


Faith-based organizations (FBOs) are a long-standing component of the social service landscape. Though they are primarily Christian, they include a range of other religious traditions. They are typically known as sectarian, church-based, congregation-based, and religious (or religious-based) organizations. Since the early 1990s, FBOs have become important government partners in the delivery of social services. This has raised awareness of the various ways faith-based settings, including congregations, serve clients, and the roles social workers play in this environment.


  • Populations and Practice Settings
  • Religion and Spirituality

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