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A Closer Look (Leap of Faith) #195224

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 29, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at government and religion introduced in light of President Bush's establishment of the White House office of faith-based and community initiatives.

(Washington: Peggy Wehmeyer) Faith-based organizations examined; two Texas examples cited. [National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise Bob WOODSON - says faith-based groups can cure people.] [Americans United for Separation of Church and State Barry LYNN - says government should not support religion.] [Yale law professor Stephen CARTER - says the risk is the church could become dependent on federal money.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with John DiIulio, who will head Bush's White House office. [DiIULIO - admits there is nervousness about the change; says programs making religious conversions will not get money.]

Jennings, Peter;
Wehmeyer, Peggy

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