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THE HOUSE DC: THE POWER OF PLACE

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INCORPORATING FAITH & WORKS WITHIN A HEALTHCARE NETWORK

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American Values, Mental Health, and Using Technology in the Age of Trump
September 2017
This study presents preliminary results from The Baylor Religion Survey Wave V, a random sample of 1,501 adults, which was administered by the Gallup Organization in the spring of 2017, during the first months of Trump’s Presidency. We focus on four key areas of interest: 1) the religious, political, and ideological values of Trump voters, 2) mental health and religion in American today, 3) the intersection of technology and religion, and 4) the geography of religion.

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cover-ISR-Homeless ASSESSING THE FAITH-BASED RESPONSE TO HOMELESSNESS IN AMERICA:
FINDINGS FROM ELEVEN CITIES
February 1, 2017
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 INFACT-cover What Keeps Them From Coming Back?
The Indiana Faith and Character Training Initiative
May 15, 2017
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oahc-cover The Ohio Adolescent Health Centers: A Collaborative Model for Sexual Risk Avoidance Education
December, 2016
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ISR_VFZCaseStudy-cover Multi-State Mentoring Research: The Center for Neighborhood Enterprise’s Violence Free Zone (VFZ) Initiative
March, 2015
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 RIDGE-cover Stronger Families, Stronger Society: An Analysis of The RIDGE Project, Inc.
A Case Study of The RIDGE Project
April, 2014
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Community Transformation in West Dallas: Developing and Measuring Collective Impact Initiatives
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Mentoring Children of Prisoners: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study of Amachi Texas
Special Report by Byron R. Johnson, 2014
The Amachi story provides compelling evidence that churches and faith-motivated volunteers can partner with secular organizations like BBBS and P/PV to achieve scale in addressing one of the most pressing problems of our time. Launched in 2000, and in less than a decade, Amachi has been the driving force behind a national movement to mentor a previously overlooked population — children of prisoners.

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PEP_cover Recidivism Reduction and Return on Investment: An Empirical Assessment of the Prison
Entrepreneurship
A Case Study of Prison Entrepreneurship
Program, 2013
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Community Transformation in West Dallas: A Sustained Collective Among Churches, Faith-based Organizations and Government
A Case Study of Serve West Dallas September, 2013
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Our Best Hope for Persistent Prisoner Transformation:
A Case Study of Out4Life
July 2011View/Download Out4Life Case Study
 ISR_AngelTree Building Relationships with Prisoners, Their Families, and Churches: A Case Study of Angel Tree
2011View/Download Angel Tree Case Study

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Tracking the Milwaukee Violence Free Zone Initiative:
A CASE STUDY
March 2010

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Richmond
Violence Free
Zone Initiative:

A CASE STUDY
April 2010View/Download Richmond Case Study

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The Generating Leverage Multiplying Impact: A Case Study of Mission Increase Foundation’s Blended Model of Charitable Investment December 2010View/Download MIF Study  

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The Milwaukee Violence Free Zone Initiative:
A CASE STUDY
January 2009View/Download Milwaukee Study

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The Latino Coalition for Faith and Community Initiatives:
A CASE STUDY
March 2008
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Ohio Compassion
Capital Program
:A CASE STUDYFebruary 2008
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Not By Faith or Government Alone: Rethinking the Role of Faith-Based Organizations
A CASE STUDY
June 2008
In addressing various social ills, including homelessness, crime, addiction, disaster relief, prisoner reentry, and even HIV/AIDS in Africa. Short essays on the Faith-Based and Community Initiative. “I really appreciate the efforts of Byron Johnson and Rodney Stark in making ISR the most interesting sphere for thought on these topics in the country, ” says Karl Zinsmeister, Former Director of Domestic Policy, Council, The White House.

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The OneStar Foundation’s Texas Demonstration Project:
A CASE STUDY
January 2008
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The Ohio Governor’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives:
A CASE STUDY
January 2007
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The Ohio Governor’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives: With funding from the Templeton Foundation, The Baylor Religion Survey is the most extensive and sensitive study of religion ever conducted, linking up with the pioneering surveys conducted by Rodney Stark and Charles Y. Glock in the 1960s. With the Baylor Religion Survey, we were able to dig deeper into American religious attitudes, behaviors and beliefs than previously possible. Preliminary findings related to the measurement of religion, the nature of religious belief, the relationship between religion and moral and political attitudes, and religious spending habits were released in Wave 1 at the National Press Club on September 11, 2006, in this research report.
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